[pdftex] PDF readers.

Michael Chapman mchapman at mchapman.com
Sun Nov 25 11:36:37 CET 2001

On Friday 23 November 2001 16:39, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:
> A user <crowell01 at lightandmatter.com> asks on Fri, 23 Nov 2001 08:22:28 
> >> Is there any such thing as an open-source PDF viewer?
> Certainly:

Thanks for encouraging me to try the non-Adobe ones again.

I use the pdfscreen package* and had 'given up' on non-Adobe renderings, but 
the xpdf does display the pages:

For the record:

gv 3.5.8 
	only displays the top quarter or so of each page
	internal links do not work

GhostView GGv 1.0
	as gv, but only displays top eighth (no internal links to try)

KGhostView 0.11
	as gv

xpdf 0.92
	full pages displayed
	no FullScreen (at least on open)
	the colours are different to Acrobat Reader
	page backgrounds do not show
	internal links work
	out links to WWW not active

This is no criticism, I have not searched the documentation to see what the 
respective authors (or creators of re-editions!) intended. "Screen" 
presentation is very different from "Page" presentation, so it is a harsh 
test as well!.

Also our editions may be archaic.

Michael Chapman

(As we have to advise several hundred readers on what to read 'the result' 
with (well the minority who do not "double click" ;-)> !) I am keen to know 
what the alternatives are. MC)


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