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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

Since version 3.0 you can do that with Sumatra PDF.

Just tested it. Works great. Changelog said:

added a document measurement UI. Press 'm' to start. Keep pressing 'm' to change measurement units

You'll find the UI appearing in a box on the top left. Units are mm, in, pt.

Have fun meassuring.

2016/12/14
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12/14/2016 3:12:00 PM