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syn0ptik
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:43 am    Post subject: suggest pdf viewer Reply with quote

Hi all,

Could someone suggest me pdf viewer?
I installs mupdf, but not so comfortable.
No buttons, no scrollbar, just views the pdf file.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say that depends on what you need. If your a KDE user or are okay with KDE apps, okular is an excellent. If you want a lightweight application app-text/qpdfview is fairly nice.

If you need to read things like mathematical documents or other such complex things you may need the full power of the proprietary setup from adobe. In that case, use acroread.

There is actually some information on the wiki
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the years, I've found that evince is a good compromise.

I don't use gnome but that's ok because evince has not too many dependencies. Oh, of course you have to mask >=3.0 and use the 2.x branch.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
There is actually some information on the wiki

I am missing mupdf and especially (;)) llpp there, which I am using...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also app-text/apvlv missing.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually use both mupdf and adobe acrobat's linux port.
Normally I subscribe to the theory of one program for one job, and prefer to steer clear of for profit software, but the fact is Acrobat has a lot more features than the others which I occasionally need. If you just need a simple minimal PDF reader mupdf is great.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the one built into Firefox.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like qpdfview.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also use qpdfview because it's nice and doesn't need GNOME/KDE dependencies. But sometimes I just open PDFs with Firefox.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used evince and okular in the past, but now I'm quite happy with zathura (vim keybindings ftw).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xpdf
Since the day when it was removed from the portage tree I've tried probably everything, but at the end I had to create my own overlay just for this one single package. :roll:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i92guboj wrote:
Over the years, I've found that evince is a good compromise.

I don't use gnome but that's ok because evince has not too many dependencies. Oh, of course you have to mask >=3.0 and use the 2.x branch.


No reason to mask >=3.0, as 3.x can have minimal dependencies too. Though GtkHeaderBar outside GNOME3 can be untasteful for some. 2.x will be removed soon enough. evince 3.x supports many advanced PDF features you might want, such as annotations.
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