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Old 07-27-2004, 05:00 AM   #1
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Best PDF and PostScript viewers


I'm wondering what you all use as your preferred PDF and post script viewers. None of the ones I've used so far have particularly captured my heart. Right now on my new install all I have is the GNOME PDF viewer, and I don't really like it. I'd like to see something that allows me to scroll down thru the pages as if it was an actual document, instead of forcing me to require to push the "next page" and "previous page" buttons to see different content. Thanks.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 05:15 AM   #2
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well i am not sure if you are aware of this but adobe reader is available for linux also,
and is something you can always use
 
Old 07-27-2004, 05:31 AM   #3
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Yeah I knew Adobe Reader was available, but that doesn't necessarly mean its the best PDF viewer.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 09:22 PM   #4
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*bump*
 
Old 07-28-2004, 09:42 PM   #5
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who said it was the best ?
i mentioned it cause you said you were using something that you don't like ?!
 
Old 07-28-2004, 11:42 PM   #6
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Yeah I know you didn't say the best, but the title of the thread is *Best* PDF/PS viewer, so I wanted people's opinions on what they think is the best.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 11:42 PM   #7
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If you just want to scroll through a pdf, there's xpdf - dunno about best, but no 'next' button required. My 'preferred' pdf reader is no pdf reader at all, though, so what do I know?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 11:58 PM   #8
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Adobe's **may** be a little better right now but I'm not using it. Not signing their blankety license agreement. I use gv and it does great. I mean, damn, all your doing anyway is reading a pdf file.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 01:14 AM   #9
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I use Adobe reader now,but my mouse's idler wheel couldn't work,so I have to use scroll bar,that's not converence ,too.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 03:41 AM   #10
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GV rocks, jams .. whatever.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 03:18 PM   #11
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What about the use of hyperlinks in a PDF viewer? Do gpdf and/or xpdf do that? The Gnome PDF viewer I have right now doesn't do anything when you click on a link.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:28 PM   #12
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Yeah, xpdf has the capability - set your browser of choice in ~/.xpdfrc or wherever. I'd think most would do that, though.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 08:13 PM   #13
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PDF readers require X. If you mean from an xterm or gnome-terminal, simply type:
Code:
xpdf path/to/pdf/file.pdf
same as you would launch any other file from the command line.

You can't view PDF files from the command line without X running.

--Ian
 
Old 09-03-2004, 06:14 AM   #14
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Thanks,

thanks to all. ur advices would really work over here. So many views together really provide u with new dimensions to think over any issue.

Thanks again
 
  


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