Web Browser

If you click on [R], you can read, print and save the PDF document that you have typeset.

Acrobat Reader, if installed after the browser, will be run therein as a plug-in, as if the browser could display portable documents by itself, like it can render markup files. In plug-in mode, the Acrobat Reader menu is not visible. Its functions are accessible using the icon bar, but shortcuts work as well. For example, you can press [Ctrl+D] to see the document information or [Ctrl+Alt+F] for the font list.

If you do not get access to the PDF file here, click with the right mouse button on the link at the end of the typesetting log. In the context menu, select save target as to download and save the PDF, if GMS is running on a remote network computer.

If your browser does not start the reader plug-in though the preferences are set correctly, you may have to copy np­pdf­32.dll from the %Pro­gram­Files%­\Ado­be­\Acro­bat X.Y­\rea­der­\brow­ser folder (Windows 32) to your browser’s plug­ins sub-directory.

Acrobat Reader 3x for Windows 16 tends to crash when a PDF file containing images is magnified. It also cannot display embedded TrueType fonts, which are used for Unicode characters by GMS, and it fails completely to display the PDF output from some of the GMS template files that can be displayed without problems by Acrobat Reader 4x or later on ther operating systems.

Acrobat Reader 4x for Linux sometimes mixes up red and blue color when changing pages. Resizing the document view may help. In print, this version defaults to fit the PDF document to US letter paper.

Text Mode

If you press [R], the PDF renderer is executed as an external program to let you read your document. On Linux, there are other applications besides Acrobat Reader that can do this, e.g. xpdf, Kpdf, ghost­view, Kghost­view, gv, and Kgv.

You can select another reader if you press [S] and [P]. The reader binary should be found in the search path or in a sub-directory of [GMS­_ROOT]/bin.

Command Line

Enter gms -r /my­fold­er/my­file.htm (Linux) or gms /r x:\my­fold­er\my­file.htm (Dos, Windows) to read the portable document. If the file was opened or created before, it is sufficient to call gms -r or gms /r.

Alternatively, execute the command acro­read /my­fold­er­/my­file.htm (Li­nux), win acro­rd­16 x:\my­fol­der­\my­file.htm (Dos, Windows 16) or %Pro­gram­Files%­\Ado­be­\Acro­bat X.Y­\rea­der­\acro­rd­32 x:\my­fol­der­\my­file.htm (Windows 32).

In the command line and text mode interfaces, you have to quit Acrobat Reader by pressing [Ctrl+Q] respectively [Ctrl+W], before you can re-typeset your HTML source file; otherwise the reader may not update its display.