3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 19, 2016 5:08 PM by jbx123

    Adobe Reader X: How to disable resource file locks of PDFs

    ratzski

      Hi,

       

      I develop PDFs using LaTeX tools, and like to view my PDFs with Adobe Reader X (I am currently using version 10.1.0.534) on Windows XP.

       

      Unfortunately, I cannot compile my LaTeX documents using pdflatex (or otherwise) when the file these tools are trying to write to are open by Adobe Reader X, which appears to place a resource lock on open files.

       

      Is there any configuration option to prevent the Reader X from placing a resource lock on files? It is frustrating to have to manually close and re-open the reader whenever I recompile my PDFs that I am resorting to other PDF readers, like Sumatra or Foxit, which don't place locks on PDFs they read.

       

      I understand that the resource lock may be a solution for dealing with problems related to ActiveX components for IE, but I only use Chrome and Firefox, so this is an unneccessary and annoying behaviour.

       

      Thanks in advance,

       

      Ratzski