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Old 9th August 2012, 08:39 PM
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looking for pdf viewer

I just updated my Fedora 11 machine to Fedora 17 (with xfce, since I really didn't like Gnome 3). The pdf reader that was installed as part of that is PDF Viewer 0.1.8, and there are some - but not all - pdf files that it displays as blank. Other readers on my other computers display the same files just fine, and I used to be able to see them on this one.

So there's something not quite right with PDF Viewer. I'd just like some suggestionss for a better program to view pdf files.

Thanks!
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Old 9th August 2012, 08:48 PM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

Something that is light is xpdf or epdfview. These are lightweight.

You could also try okular or xournal. I have used both okular and xournal. These are quite nice.

If you want something else, there is Foxit reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/non.php. I have used this last about 2 years ago on windows - never tried their linux version - so no comments ...
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Old 9th August 2012, 08:50 PM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

Mupdf is very light.
Most controls are with keyboard shortcuts so have a look at its man page.
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Old 9th August 2012, 08:53 PM
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Smile Re: looking for pdf viewer SOLVED

Thanks! I installed the first viewer mentioned, xpdf, and the formerly blank files seem fine now.
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Old 10th August 2012, 12:27 AM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

evince and acroread for Linux.
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Old 10th August 2012, 11:19 AM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

Hi

Has anyone got okular running on F14? I googled for its rpm but couldnt find one for f14!

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Old 10th August 2012, 04:03 PM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

You could try foxit pdf reader http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/desklinux/. A great lightweight reader that I've used for years on MS Windows...
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Old 10th August 2012, 05:24 PM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

Ièll pût a plug in for LibreOffice. It can both view and edit them.
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Old 10th August 2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

foxitreader - bit advanced like acrobat reader
xpdf or epdfview - light weight and does the job perfectly

you might find more on google
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Old 11th August 2012, 01:18 PM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

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Hi

Has anyone got okular running on F14? I googled for its rpm but couldnt find one for f14!

Regards,
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Okular in F14 is provided by kde-graphics (su -c "yum install kde-graphics"). If you do not have KDE installed, this will probably pull in a lot of dependencies.

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Old 13th August 2012, 09:30 AM
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Okular in F14 is provided by kde-graphics (su -c "yum install kde-graphics"). If you do not have KDE installed, this will probably pull in a lot of dependencies.

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Well, I dont have Kde-graphics installed but will install it. Is this the package name kdegraphics-okular?

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Old 13th August 2012, 02:40 PM
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Re: looking for pdf viewer

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Well, I dont have Kde-graphics installed but will install it. Is this the package name kdegraphics-okular?

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No, sorry, the package is 'kdegraphics'. This is one big package containing many programs, one of which is okular. So, to get it just open a terminal and type:
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su -c "yum install kdegraphics"
Note that F14 is pretty old (and unsupported) and these days the KDE applications are split into multiple packages much better, enabling you to install only a single application from a group (though I don't know if okular is actually in a separate package yet).
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