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good to know that you are using RH 7.3 . If you go to your menu, and then programs, and then Graphics. You'll find that your fine RH system came installed with something called Xpdf. Exactly the same thing as Adobe Acrobat, give it a try and you'll see,
Welcome to LQ, Mark.
KDE runs something called kghostview which is pretty good too. You'll
find that most of the time (note: not all of the time), an app under Windows will have many, many Linux equivalents that are freely available and not normally from a specific vendor.
Hell yeah! If you're using Adobe's Acrobat Reader then you're presented with one interface on how to read .pdf files... not particularly helpful if you don't like the way that Adobe have layed out the screen. If you're given the option of, say, 5 different apps that all do the same thing but look/work slightly differently, then you're more likely to find one that suits! For example, in kghostview, you have the option of 'zooming in or out'; in plain ol' ghostview you're given the option of setting a zoom level (with 1 being normal size and 4.0 being 4x the size, you get the idea); and in xpdf you're given a zoom option rated in 0 being normal going up and down in single units that do not appear to relate to actual size. All of which are perfectly good ways of zooming, and yet are all different. Variety is the spice of L(ife/inux)
You tried the command line? More often than not the names given for something in the menu system reflect what the program does rather than what it's called. If you have KDE on your system (whether you're running it or not), you should be able to run kghostview from the command line. The same with xpdf.
OK...next installment...I tried to download and install from the Redhat website but this is what happens when it runs from Kpackage.
libgcc_s.so.1 is needed by kghostview-3.0.3-3
libpng12.so.0 is needed by kghostview-3.0.3-3
libstdc++.so.5 is needed by kghostview-3.0.3-3
libstdc++.so.5(GLIBCPP_3.2) is needed by kghostview-3.0.3-3
So I tried to load without checking dependancies and guess what happened....
error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So no big surprise there then...unfortunately I have no idea why this library is not on my system or indeed what it should be there for.
More to the point, why are you downloading it? RedHat comes with KDE as a default part of its setup. It will almost certainly be either on your system already, or on your install CDs. There should be no need to download it.
Got KDE. But couldn't find kghostview so just downloaded that. It's definitely not in any of the menu options. Have got xPDF in Gnome but can't work out how to access that from KDE. When I try to open a PDF then i'm asked which program to use but xPDF isn't on the list.