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,
Not sure if this may help, but can you try changing the following option in Adobe Reader.
Goto Edit > Preferences > Internet > Display in Read Mode by default
Thanks for your suggestion, but doing this (kind of thing... as I couldn't exactly follow your instructions as they aren't visible in Reader X 10.1) didn't work.
Can anyone else offer any suggestions?
Did you manage to find a solution to this? I have the same problem on Adobe Reader DC. Really annoying.
Until Adobe decide to fix this stupid behaviour you can use SumatraPDF or evince. They not only do not lock the file, but monitor it for changes and update the view (staying on the same page).
Maybe by 2020 Adobe decide to fix it!