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Old 10-09-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation trying to open a pdf file on KDE


I realize this is a really newbie like question and it's a bit embarrassing to ask but I have to work on stuff for school and have been trying to find an answer without creating a thread.

So, can anyone please tell what are the magic words you type on the terminal to be able to read pdf files. I don't know if I need to install anything or not. I'm using slackware - desktop environment KDE!

I will be forever grateful to anyone you tries to help me. . . .

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Old 10-09-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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I am not sure what you would do to read pdf off the command line. What desktop environment are you using??? GNOME or KDE or something else. I generally use xpdf or evince (comes standard with GNOME) or Adobe Acrobat for Linux. I don't use kde so I'm not sure what would read pdf's if you use kde.

Also if you post what distro you use, it would be lot helpful for people to give you a pin point answer.

Tux,
 
Old 10-09-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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you can install adobe acrobat reader from adobe.com and associate pdf files with "acroread" in kde
 
Old 10-09-2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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Thanks!

But hmm, how do I associate pdf files to acroread? And by the way, what is acroread? A command, the name of the program, both?

^_^'' sorry for being a newbie . . .
 
Old 10-09-2005, 01:19 PM   #5
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Re: trying to open a pdf file on KDE

Quote:
Originally posted by kotoko
I realize this is a really newbie like question and it's a bit embarrassing to ask but I have to work on stuff for school and have been trying to find an answer without creating a thread.

So, can anyone please tell what are the magic words you type on the terminal to be able to read pdf files. I don't know if I need to install anything or not. I'm using slackware - desktop environment KDE!

I will be forever grateful to anyone you tries to help me. . . .
I have no direct experience with that distro, but would imagine it comes with some kind of pdf reader. Maybe it's gpdf? In a terminal you can ...

man gpdf

and if it produces a man page, then it's installed on your system.

typing: gpdf <somepdffile.pdf> should launch gpdf with the pdf file loaded.

Cheers
 
Old 10-09-2005, 03:04 PM   #6
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Slackware definitely offers you xpdf as part of a standard installation. Try looking for that too.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 07:36 PM   #7
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If you still haven't resolved your problem... Try this method, it just work for me ...

I Open FireFox Brownser
click on preference
click on Downloads
click on Plugins to open
PDF file extension was enable ... I Double click too disable it ...
click ok to save

Now I when back to the PDF file on the internet and I click on it ...
Now I get a box that prompt me as to how I want to open PDF file with Adobe Acrobat

Problem resolved, I get prompt to open PDF file with Adobe Acrobat ...
 
  


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