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Old 05-29-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Reading a PDF file in Linux?


I've installed a dual boot of Mandrake 10.1 and XP on my C drive. I have a number of PDF documents about learning Linux and thought if I burn them onto a CD would I be able to view them in Linux? I only installed CD #1 of Mandrake because I didn't want to load up a bunch of software I didn't need right now like Apache. Thanks.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 04:44 PM   #2
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You could use apps like Adobe Reader, kpdf, gpdf and evince (there are many more).
 
Old 05-29-2005, 05:28 PM   #3
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You don't have to burn them to CD, you can mount your windows drive in linux and open them that way. There are plenty of threads on how to do that so I won't repeat it here, just search for 'view win partition' or 'fat partition' or 'mount windows' or similar.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 09:04 PM   #4
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Has anybody tried the new adobe reader for linux? is it slow?
 
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I have used it and its not slow.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 09:32 PM   #6
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Has anybody tried the new adobe reader for linux? is it slow?
Haven't tried it, I found the size a bit of a deterrent ;)

38MB for an GZIPPED archive when xpdf with an
executable size of 900K can display them just dandy...



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I find that Adobe is easier to read long pdf documents like ebooks. The only bad thing about it is that it doesn't have all the features of the windows version.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 10:45 PM   #8
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Smile

xpdf owns all, because, it is compact and does the job right. Adobe reader or any other reader makes life difficult while reading ebooks above 1000 pages.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 10:56 PM   #9
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xpdf owns all, because, it is compact and does the job right. Adobe reader or any other reader makes life difficult while reading ebooks above 1000 pages.
You need to justify your claims.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 01:02 AM   #10
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well, is it worth it or don't bother?
 
Old 05-30-2005, 01:04 AM   #11
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the only reason I use adobe instead of xpdf is that it doesn't let you scroll down the pages continuously, you have to click next page every time. oh, and it doesn't let you copy and paste text, which seems kind of stupid - I'd think that would be one of the main features you'd want in a pdf viewer.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 01:55 AM   #12
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You need to justify your claims.
You'll have to challenge craigevil, too, then ... ;}



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Old 05-30-2005, 02:07 AM   #13
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You need to justify your claims.

I have the Wheel of Time collection up through book ten in pdf as one big file. Somewhere around 4k pages. The chapters are all bookmarked. With Adobe all I do is open the bookmarks panel then click on the chapter I want to read.

Xpdf may be able to that but when I opened the file it shows thumbnail images for all 4k pages, something that does not make for good navigation. I am sure there is a way to change the settings, I just haven't bothered since Adobe already does what I need.


The size of the program doesn't matter to me, I have a 30Gb Hd , so far I am only using 9 Gigs. (I have a lot of books)
1.8Mhz Athlon 1Gig 400mhz DDRram so programs open pretty quick.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 03:36 AM   #14
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You'll have to challenge craigevil, too, then ... ;}



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You are right actually People need to justfy their claims with proof of some sort or a concrete explanation of their claim.

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well, is it worth it or don't bother?
I suggest you try it and make your own decision. Personally I like it and it mets my needs, but others views obviously differ.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 04:44 AM   #15
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Evince is actually very nice to look at. If I had been a Gnome user, I would have grep'ed it instantly.
 
  


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