• ShareLaTeX and PDF.js

    Posted by James on March 22, 2013

    This article was originally published on the ShareLaTeX blog and is reproduced here for archival purposes.

    As of today, ShareLaTeX has a built in PDF viewer based on PDF.js!

    PDF.js in ShareLaTeX

    Why is this exciting?

    Using our own PDF viewer gives us much control over the behaviour of the preview. The main benefit at the moment is that the preview will now stay in the same place when you recompile. Soon we'll going even further and letting you jump between the same locations in the code and the preview.

    Enabling the new PDF viewer for yourself

    We'll be rolling out the new viewer to everyone soon, but if you'd like to enjoy the benefits of it early, then you can enable it by going to your Account settings, and setting your PDF viewer to 'built in':

    Enabling the new viewer

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