Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2015, 09:09 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2015
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
what is the best pdf program?

What is the best pdf program for linux?
Old 01-04-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Fedora,CentOS
Posts: 581

Rep: Reputation: 126Reputation: 126
this means PDF reader?
Old 01-04-2015, 09:56 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mint, OpenBSD
Posts: 11,340
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730Reputation: 2730
I prefer Okular for reading PDFs, and ever since it was kpdf, to the others I've tried.

For creating them, I write the document in LibreOffice and export it to PDF.

Wikipedia has a list of PDF software for Linux.
Old 01-04-2015, 11:09 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2015
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled

I downloaded Okular and it works just fine. I also use Open Office to create files in pdf.
Old 01-04-2015, 11:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: debian
Posts: 2,324
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 447Reputation: 447Reputation: 447Reputation: 447Reputation: 447
okular is the one that debian expects to print from a web browser. There's also xpdf, gpdf, and sometimes I find myself going a2ps and ps2pdf to create such things. Okular is probably the prettiest viewer.
Old 01-05-2015, 12:36 AM   #6
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Earth bound to Helios
Distribution: Custom
Posts: 2,524

Rep: Reputation: 319Reputation: 319Reputation: 319Reputation: 319
1) Xpdf. It renders some pdf files which can't be rendered with poppler based PDF Viewers

2) Epdfview which uses poppler

3) Ghostscript

4) Mupdf

5) Gv
Old 01-05-2015, 02:10 AM   #7
LQ Guru
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 5,464

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Originally Posted by silverbulletspider View Post
What is the best pdf program for linux?
As has been often said on these forums, there is no answer to this kind of question. "Best" is most often an individual-dependent notion. Try a few suggestions and stick with the one that pleases you. If it does the job the way you want it to then you have your answer.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pdf converter program bartgymnast Linux - Software 24 03-25-2015 12:10 AM
[SOLVED] problem with pdf program on firefox! palsar Slackware 3 10-11-2012 07:55 AM
is there a program that can convert a chm to a pdf baronobeefdip Linux - Software 1 01-10-2011 05:04 PM
[SOLVED] A better program to print pdf files. taylorkh Linux - Software 1 09-30-2010 10:46 AM
PDF Compare Program bauer172uw Linux - Software 0 02-07-2006 03:46 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration