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Old 10-31-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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view pdf & .doc without X


How to view .pdf and .doc in terminal mode ?
 
Old 10-31-2003, 03:24 PM   #2
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.pdf, not sure.

For .doc files use wv, which (if you've got it installed) converts .doc & .rtf files to html format.

Then simply use lynx to read the html files.

(admittedly long-winded, but I convert .doc to html a lot)
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:34 PM   #3
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doesnt anyone know how to view .pdf
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:37 PM   #4
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Try "pdftotext".
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thanks , pdftotext works great , but the output text isnt formated very well, what is the best way to view it? i tried 'less' and it was hard to read
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:47 PM   #6
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I don't think it will format it well because of the way pdfs are made up. They are afterall supposed to be viewed graphically.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 06:17 PM   #7
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There's a program called svp, works using svgalib. It isn't perfect but it does work for pdf files. Also, fbgs -- which comes with fbi -- works using the frambuffer, but it isn't as good as svp.

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