[Tex/LaTex] Free PDF viewer allowing to measure in a document


Adobe Acrobat allows to measure distances in a document, which is helpful and saves making test printouts when trying to get a certain layout right point-perfect.

Is there a free (as in beer) PDF viewer that allows the same? Or can a PDF viewer actually be relied on to reproduce distances closely enough on-screen, to the point where one could measure distances directly on the screen?

Best Answer

PDF-XChange Editor (previously PDF XChange Viewer) has a fairly comprehensive set of measurement tools that I find quite useful. It is, however, Windows-only, I think.

Here's a sample:

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