I edit tex files with Emacs under Mac OS X 10.10.1, compile tex pdf and view it with Preview.

The problem is that each time the code is modified and re-compiled, the viewer systematically goes to the first page of the pdf. Ideally, I want to stay in the same page as before, where is probably the modification.

Does anyone know how to achieve this? Will changing to another viewer do the trick?

PS: I used to do this under Ubuntu with evince and okular, that worked fine.

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In Preview there is only a setting that let it start on the page that it was last used, but that is not necessarily the page with the modification made by emacs.

  • I did tick the setting Start on the last viewed page, it did not help. Apparently, each time the pdf is re-generated, this information is lost...
    – SoftTimur
    Oct 23, 2015 at 12:46
  • That may be due to the OS X version? Which OS X are you using?
    – SoftTimur
    Oct 23, 2015 at 15:50

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