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Free tool to view millimeter coordinate under mouse of a PDF


Question

I am looking for a free tool (Windows/Linux) which can display a PDF and show the coordinates under the mouse pointer in millimeter (or inch/etc just what the settings are) based on the PDF coordinate system. It would be nice if it comes with a zoom function for extra precision.

Background is that I want to check (pdflatex) placement of objects in the PDF output.

I found this StackOverflow thread however the answers are not free tools (Illustrator) or pixel based solutions (GIMP), etc.

2017/05/23
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5/23/2017 12:40:00 PM

Adobe Acrobat does this.....

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And Acrobat also has a Loupe Tool....

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And you can use both at the same time....

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Screen shots from Acrobat Pro X, but I can't imagine they've removed these features from newer versions (I just don't like the newer versions).

Acrobat isn't free.. and I don't know if Reader has these features. But you did tag the question with Acrobat, not Reader.

2017/01/13
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1/13/2017 4:31:00 PM