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Old 07-03-2017, 11:57 PM   #1
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User Friendly Alternative / Replacement to the great Adobe Acroread ?


Hello,

Would you know a possible Good, user Friendly Alternative / Replacement to the great Adobe Acroread ?

thank you
 
Old 07-04-2017, 05:57 AM   #2
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Well, it depends what distro you have and what desktop environment you are using. I use KDE and in there we have Okular. With time I have come to like it very much.
http://okular.kde.org
 
Old 07-04-2017, 07:33 AM   #3
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evince
has gnome written all over it. But I think it's a stand-alone arrangement, or must have common lib/deps
b/c I run Cinnamon. Xfce4 uses evince also. Light and fluffy.

https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince is where I wound up.

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Old 07-04-2017, 12:40 PM   #4
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I use Atril with my Fedora, Ubuntu, and PCLinuxOS Mate desktops
 
Old 07-04-2017, 01:06 PM   #5
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It depends on which features you need. Some of the "forms" (I think it is called) features don't seem to work in any Linux application I tried.
 
Old 07-04-2017, 02:13 PM   #6
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It depends on which features you need. Some of the "forms" (I think it is called) features don't seem to work in any Linux application I tried.
Form is actually important feature. I believe that I could do it with Pdf-Xchange, but under Wine
Pdf-Xchange would be a possible nice opensource way, but well.

Evince might have some potential in some years, but acrobat reader/writer has lot more features.

April may look nice.

Ideal would be Adobe Reader first, then like the Adobe Writer.
Since PDF is no rather open, it may allow freedom of construction and development for a larger, better, opensource softwares.
 
Old 07-04-2017, 06:03 PM   #7
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Okular is by far my favorite Linux alternative to Acroreader.
 
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Okular is by far my favorite Linux alternative to Acroreader.
I wonder if Okular has the same fantastic options for printer as Adobe does.
 
Old 07-05-2017, 01:02 PM   #9
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I love mupdf because it's tiny. It interfaces directly with X11 and doesn't use a widget set, so there are no icons or menus. You control it with vim-type keyboard commands.
 
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I love mupdf because it's tiny. It interfaces directly with X11 and doesn't use a widget set, so there are no icons or menus. You control it with vim-type keyboard commands.
mupdf is probably less bloat than one kind. If you want KDE PDF Reader, you need about 800MB-1000GB extras to install it, and it might be slow.

In comparison, Acroread for Linux is lighter, but well... it is closed forever. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2127218

Edit: Got'it
We can be glad, thankful, that Adobe released for Linux: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader...9.x/9.5.5/enu/

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Old 07-05-2017, 01:41 PM   #11
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As above, I tend to find most Linux PDF readers are very good tghe only time I haved an issue is with PDF files which require the extended functionality.
 
Old 07-05-2017, 03:01 PM   #12
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As above, I tend to find most Linux PDF readers are very good tghe only time I haved an issue is with PDF files which require the extended functionality.
Usually, or might be often, there are online formular to be filled in. Exchange for taxes,... frequently one may need it. Okular can do it?
 
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Usually, or might be often, there are online formular to be filled in. Exchange for taxes,... frequently one may need it. Okular can do it?
I don't have to fill in online taxes but the forms I could not use were of a similar type (though I am from the UK). I actually keep a Windows install open in case I need to fill in such forms again.
 
Old 07-05-2017, 03:23 PM   #14
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I don't have to fill in online taxes but the forms I could not use were of a similar type (though I am from the UK). I actually keep a Windows install open in case I need to fill in such forms again.
Yup. One of the times that my VirtualBox Windows VM comes in handy.

I support various friends with their Windows installations and usually install the lightweight PDF-XChange Viewer for them instead of Acrobat, but for some who have to fill in online forms, I am forced to install Acrobat.
 
Old 07-05-2017, 06:07 PM   #15
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There's xpdf.
 
  


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