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Old 05-30-2005, 12:55 AM   #1
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Question PDF fIles:how to read it


Hallo everybody

I installed Debian om my computer and it works perfectly, a new age in my computing...

I would like to read pdf files on my computer but I do not know what to install to be able read pdf files...
and where to find it , I suppose it will be some kind of adobe reader..
I am familiar with apt-get command and it will not be a problem to install it once I realize what to install

This is probably a stupid question , but I am new in linux and I have not anybody else to ask.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 05-30-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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There are actually several choices:

You can install Acrobat by using apt-get install acroread or xpdf is a good pdf reader for Linux.
For Gnome there is gpdf
For KDE there is kpdf

Here is a list of all the pdf packages for Debian:
Debian -- Debian Package Search Results
http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...ll&release=all
 
Old 05-30-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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You wont find acroread in Debian's official repositories.

Add these lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
Line(s) to add to sources.list (choose any one dependingon the distribution (stable/unstable/testing):
and then do an
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apt-get update
and then do
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apt-get install acroread
 
Old 05-30-2005, 01:44 AM   #4
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Sorry I forgot all about that. My source.list has many repositories that aren't "official".
 
Old 05-30-2005, 07:02 AM   #5
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thank you

Thank you very much,
you helped me a lot,

best wishes

sarajevo
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Old 05-30-2005, 07:43 AM   #6
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strange that no one mentions xpdf, that's also a great app to read pdf.

grtz
 
Old 05-30-2005, 12:14 PM   #7
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Originally posted by gunnix
strange that no one mentions xpdf, that's also a great app to read pdf.

grtz
You got that right! It's(xpdf) probably the fastest one of the bunch. Loads up pdf files quick and is slim in size. I prefer over the others.
 
  


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