[lug] PDF headache

Warren Sanders sanders at MontanaLinux.Org
Tue Jan 9 14:27:06 MST 2001

Try xpdf.  KDE has a PDF viewer also but I don't know the name of it.

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, John Karns wrote:

> Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 11:23:03 -0500 (COT)
> From: John Karns <jkarns at csd.net>
> Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: [lug] PDF headache
> I often find myself in a situation of reading a PDF document in the Adobe
> Acrobat reader (ver 4.0, Jan 24, 2000) and having the reader self destruct
> when I access a particular page.  The Windows version doesn't seem to
> suffer from this problem.
> So then I give the ghostview clone, "gv" a try.  It seems to work better
> in this respect: it's able to read the page, and even gives a page index
> on the left to facilitate document access.  But it has its own very
> annoying problem of truncating several lines of text from the bottom of
> every page.  Ghostview is worse, in that no page index / table of contents
> is displayed, making it very cumbersome to maneuver the document.
> Does anyone have a recommendation for a better PDF viewer?  Does Adobe
> frame maker view PDF's?  Although I would rather not have to DL and
> install it as it seems like overkill to use it simply as a viewer, if it's
> the only real choice then maybe it's worth doing.
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> John Karns                                              jkarns at csd.net
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Warren Sanders

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