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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rather like gpdf...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

evince is good
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long we're having some thread necromancy, since I posted my last message kpdf has improved a lot. Its rendering is good, and its user interface is more intuitive then any PDF reader that I've used (on any platform.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: pdf reader Reply with quote

itatabitovski wrote:
any good pdf reader out there ?

i have xfce

EDIT: Please help clear the PDF confusion may also be useful/helpful. --pjp.

Kpdf, there is just nothing that beats it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently using XPdf. It does what I want it too...and lightweight too!:D
polyacryl wrote:
evince is good
Was this by any chance created an enlightenment dev? I looked at the link and on e's website, but I couldn't find a reference to anybody.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

polyacryl wrote:
evince is good


I second that, i've used 2.1 from bmg portlay for a couple of months and i've found it to be a lot faster than gpdf, the only thing that is annoying me is that it cant open multible pdf files in the same window. I just saw that 3.1 has been added to portage, cant wait until its unmasked!

Acroread 7 is great also but way to bloated for my taste...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

acroread 7 now uses gtk2 ;]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: pdf reader Reply with quote

itatabitovski wrote:
any good pdf reader out there ?

i have xfce

EDIT: Please help clear the PDF confusion may also be useful/helpful. --pjp.


I would give evince a try. It is much better than gpdf, plus allos you to easily index and search pdf documents. Evince can also view postscript and dvi. Hopefully in the future, support for images and other popular formats will be available.

BTW, to the person asking about encrypted documents, it is supported in evince!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

which one supports the mouse srcoll wheel?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

soigres wrote:
which one supports the mouse srcoll wheel?


I will check when I get home to my gnome box.

EDIT: Woops I forgot I only have a one button trackpad mouse. Heh.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tactless wrote:
gpdf is generally faster, in most cases.


Are you saying gpdf is faster than xpdf? I think xpdf is faster than gpdf.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does acroread plugin work with Firefox 1.5 ? I can't seem to find the plugin in about:plugins despite the .so being in the right place.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC, you need the USE flag "nsplugin" to be enabled when you emerge acroread.

Another vote for kpdf.

I don't read many complicated pdf's (math symbols, etc), but I used to use acroread all the time because any other reader wouldn't scroll past the end of a page. I HATE that! now kpdf and kghostview do it, so I use them when I can (are there firefox plugins for either of those?)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xpdf is the only reader with little dependencis. All the rest needs gnome/kde libraries :cry:
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: pdf reader Reply with quote

feliperal wrote:
itatabitovski wrote:
any good pdf reader out there ?

i have xfce

EDIT: Please help clear the PDF confusion may also be useful/helpful. --pjp.


I would give evince a try. It is much better than gpdf, plus allos you to easily index and search pdf documents. Evince can also view postscript and dvi. Hopefully in the future, support for images and other popular formats will be available.

BTW, to the person asking about encrypted documents, it is supported in evince!


I'm suprised we got though a whole page without mentioning evince. I suspect its the only one that has thumbnails.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

efbrasil wrote:
velox wrote:
I'm using gpdf.


I'm also using gpdf, but when i try to read pdfs with math symbols, these symbols are replaced by squares.

I think that this is happening because gpdf is using the same font that i choose in gnome's preferences, which is "Bitstream Vera Sans".

xpdf and gnome-gv (ggv) dont have this problems. They dont use the font from the gnome configuration, and dont show the squares.

Example: http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/primality.pdf
In the formula (1), gpdf shows lots of squares.

So... anyone knows how to fix it?


It always good to check font rendering on m$ machines. Maybe the font for the formulas is a truetype font and your reader won't render it? Or something like that?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Re: pdf reader Reply with quote

sugar wrote:
I'm suprised we got though a whole page without mentioning evince. I suspect its the only one that has thumbnails.

kpdf supports thumbnails: screenshots. (I use kpdf, by the way.)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ePDFView is great in my opinion. It's goal is to be like Evince, but without all the GNOME dependancies. While ePDFView might not be in portage, you can still get ebuilds for it from the ePDFView website's download page.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:46 am    Post subject: Re: pdf reader Reply with quote

dmitchell wrote:
sugar wrote:
I'm suprised we got though a whole page without mentioning evince. I suspect its the only one that has thumbnails.

kpdf supports thumbnails: screenshots. (I use kpdf, by the way.)


Actually, thats a good point. We can be so polorised at time. I've never seen or even considered a native pdf reader, the only reason being that I use know.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omp wrote:
ePDFView is great in my opinion. It's goal is to be like Evince, but without all the GNOME dependancies. While ePDFView might not be in portage, you can still get ebuilds for it from the ePDFView website's download page.


I downloaded it, and I like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:42 am    Post subject: Re: pdf reader Reply with quote

sugar wrote:

I'm suprised we got though a whole page without mentioning evince. I suspect its the only one that has thumbnails.


well, just check the post dates of the first page :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

epdfview looks good, but it is sooo slow that I keep using xpdf... too bad, for it actually looks pretty good.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

especially interesting for those who use latex beamer for presentations:

impressive - the chuck norris of presentations
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just use kpdf because it's already set up for me (by instaling kde), and i works very well.

I have had to (in the middle of kde upgrades, for example) use acroread - that is annoying. The first time I used it, it displayed the frame of the window, OOM'ed, and hung my system... instantly.

since then, it's worked, but it takes up a ton of ram andis overall a nasty beast. It renders stuff pretty well, but it takes many seconds to load, and leaks memory like a tub with a hole.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vers_iq wrote:
What is wrong with acroread ? You can get the plugin for browsers too.


acroread sucks.
for example: I have downloaded a service manual. acroread aborts instantly, because of a unsupported asian font.
Okular displays the pdf just fine - and all the text is in english and nothing is missing.... well, nothing that is even partially important.

Okular is great. xpdf is ok, acroread is a suckfest.
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