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Old 11-20-2006, 04:57 AM   #1
_Lukes
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Complex document viewer


Hi,

Is there an complex document viewer for linux?? I'm looking for a single lightweight application that can display pdf, doc, openoffice files, txt, and some other formats. Some suggestions??
 
Old 11-20-2006, 05:02 AM   #2
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OpenOffice will do all those except PDF. There are several stand-alone PDF viewers, e.g. kpdf, Gnome's PDF viewer, gv, etc.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 05:24 AM   #3
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Unfortunately OpenOffice is not so lightweight Second thing is that I would like to have separate documents viewer and separate editor.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 05:38 AM   #4
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It's quite a challenge - one single app which handles many complex formats and yet is lightweight...

Abiword can handle many formats and is a lot lighter than OpenOffice. The MS Word handling isn't as good as in OO, but it's good enough for many purposes.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 10:39 AM   #5
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I think Ligature (KViewShell) and Okular can view all those formats but the problem is that they are not yet ready for official release since they are KDE 4 applications. I've heard that Ligature (KViewShell) can be compiled on KDE 3.x, but I have never tried it myself.
 
  


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