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I am looking for a PDF reader / presentation software for Windows that would allow me to show on one monitor the PDF presentation, while the other monitor would show a combination of the current slide, the next slide, notes, and time elapsed. Essentially something like pdfpc, but for Windows. The only thing that I've found is open-pdf-presenter, but its memory usage is extremely high, and so even a 400KB PDF file makes my computer crash (you would think that 4GB would be enough... The developer insists that it's a feature).

Does anyone know of any such software that would work for me? Thanks.

  • "The developer insists that it's a feature" - the "developer" ought to be ashamed of themselves! Ask the "developer" if they will open source the app – Mawg 22 hours ago
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The LibreOffice Impress program allows you to do at least most of this, (I don't have any pdf files with embedded notes to test on at the moment).

  • Open a pdf in impress,
  • Press F5 and the first page is displayed full screen on the other monitor or the projector
  • Local screen shows current page and next page, you can toggle on notes as well.
  • You can add notes, transitions, timings, etc., but probably then need to save as an impress presentation afterwards.
  • Free
  • Cross Platform I just tried it on Windows 10 but I know it works on OS-X, Linux, Windows 7/8, etc.

Note

When opening .pdf documents in Impress you need to scroll down the file types to the Impress block of file types and select .pdf from there: enter image description here Result of opening your sample file in Impress as above: Edit Screen

Result of Pressing F5 (On Dual Screen PC):

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Toggle On Notes

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Versions Used for the above:

MS Windows 10, LibreOffice 4.4.2.2

  • Impress doesn't seem to be able to open PDF files. Instead they are opened in Draw, and they are completely garbled (overlapping text, spaces inserted at random, math formulas are a mess), in addition to taking an inordinate amount of time to open (5+ minutes on my decent computer). Not an option. – user17860 Sep 10 '15 at 7:27
  • @user17860 - I just opened one to try it you need to scroll down the file types until you get to the Impress file types and then select pdf from that group, – Steve Barnes Sep 10 '15 at 7:29
  • It does open in Impress now, but the text is still messed up and math formulas all go berserk (this is supposed tor read "a . b = b . a" -- certainly not a clock...). – user17860 Sep 10 '15 at 7:37
  • Do you have a sample file that you could share? – Steve Barnes Sep 10 '15 at 7:54
  • Sure: s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=07365659759616859271 (I hope this file host is OK). Created using pdflatex & beamer. – user17860 Sep 10 '15 at 8:04

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