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View Poll Results: PDF Viewer of the Year
Adobe Reader 10 5.65%
Atril 14 7.91%
Evince 36 20.34%
Foxit Reader 8 4.52%
GV 2 1.13%
Mupdf 4 2.26%
Okular 72 40.68%
PDF.JS 0 0%
Qpdfview 13 7.34%
XPDF 11 6.21%
Zathura 7 3.95%
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Old 01-02-2022, 05:53 PM   #1
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PDF Viewer of the Year


A newer category.

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Old 01-03-2022, 08:01 AM   #2
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Zathura
 
Old 01-03-2022, 09:22 AM   #3
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Trying to make software myself this year. Forcing myself to use my own stuff, forcing myself to learn. Either make it or do without.

I'm using my own.
One is gtk3 with cairo and poppler.

Second one is Qt5 using pdfwidgets from webengine. It's a lighter version of xpdf.

From those on the list I like xpdf the best. But it's still too heavy.

I tried zathura, it would not respond to the config file.
 
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:53 PM   #4
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Although it can't do certain things, I'm still happy with MuPDF.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 10:17 AM   #5
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Something was wrong with mupdf ~1 year ago, switched to qpdfview and evince.
 
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If anyone is interested, (Maybe no one), I looked up something that I saw a while back.

This works. Build it if you want. If you have problems, make a separate thread.
https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtpdf-pdfviewer-example.html

It will turn out like this. Not necessarily the color. I have a dark theme.

It is something to build upon.

Code:
curl -F'file=@pdfreadex.png' https://0x0.st
https://0x0.st/ozcY.png
https://0x0.st/ozcY.png
 
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Old 01-04-2022, 08:37 PM   #7
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PDF Viewer of the Year

How about MasterPDFEditor?
 
Old 01-05-2022, 07:40 AM   #8
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Master pdf editor

https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/

Depends
gcc-libs, glibc, qt5-base, qt5-svg, sane

i686
http://code-industry.net/public/mast...89_i386.tar.gz
x86_64
http://code-industry.net/public/mast...5.amd64.tar.gz

More recent version.

x86_64
https://code-industry.net/public/mas....x86_64.tar.gz
Depends
libgl, nspr, nss, qt5-base, qt5-svg, sane

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Old 01-05-2022, 03:28 PM   #9
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Used to acrobat reader, which I installed even when not obvious, I recently discovered atril and greatly prefer it to evince
 
Old 01-07-2022, 03:39 AM   #10
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MuPDF

Quote:
Originally Posted by YesItsMe View Post
Although it can't do certain things, I'm still happy with MuPDF.
Can't complain either. Just shows the desired PDF File. KISS-"style".
 
Old 01-07-2022, 06:41 AM   #11
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For anyone who is wanting to experiment. Here is another lighter, very functional pdf viewer, if you already have qt installed. qpdfview. Most probably in your repo.

Here is the source.
https://launchpad.net/qpdfview/trunk...-0.4.18.tar.gz

To model.h in the source tree add
Code:
#include <QPainterPath>
Everything is in the tree. It needs libcups libsynctex poppler-qt5 qt5-svg

Read the README

I compiled that with
Code:
qmake CONFIG+="without_ps without_djvu without_image" qpdfview.pro
make
I like it. It's a nice little pdf reader.
 
Old 01-08-2022, 11:40 AM   #12
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Qpdfview, when I simply want to view PDFs. But I've also been playing around with Qoppa Software's PDFStudioViewer, if I want to do any annotating/editing....

(Yeah, PDFStudioViewer IS big. But with 6TB+ and 32GB DDR4, size/space really isn't a consideration...)

https://www.qoppa.com/pdfstudioviewer/

And the Whinedoze version of Foxit Reader runs OK under WINE, most of the time. Occasionally throws a wobbly, but it behaves itself 95% of the time. Their Linux version is laughable.

Mike.

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Old 01-08-2022, 10:05 PM   #13
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zathura is the best tbh
 
  


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