[tex-live] FW: TeX Live file associations

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Dec 3 12:32:16 CET 2012

I've actually seen the opposite

When printing from Adobe Reader, things went wrong. Printing from almost anything else (capable of printing PDF), it went well.

It took 18 months to get the manifacturer to admit that this was their problem.

Plus, AR seems to have a much better print interface than the other PDF viewers and most users are used to using AR.

though, they do understand (when shown an example) that AR is not a good LaTeX previewer (no synctex support etc)

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Robin Fairbairns [Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk]
Sent: 03 December 2012 12:15
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] FW: TeX Live file associations

Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:

> norbert said:
>> psv is the better pdf viewer, but still existing preferences should not be overeritten.
> in which sense?
> I often advise users to use AR to print their PDF instead of say the build in viewer in texmaker

fwiw, we regularly find that output from some-free-acrobat-
reader-or-other has seized up a printer.

100-\epsilon% of the time, reprinting using acro reader solves the

(of course, some users learn, so over time the incidence of the problem
tend to decrease.)

the plus side is that it maintains demand for technicians ... something
the university would really rather not contemplate.

robin in cambridge, a university run by loonies, as with so many
universities nowadays :-(

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