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Re: XPDF Not fuckware?

On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 11:07:22AM -0500, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Alan Shutko wrote:
> > Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> > 
> > > The book is two-sided (facing pages), but xpdf only displays 1 page at a
> > > time. Is there a way to get xpdf (of some other document display program)
> > > to display the facing pages together on the screen at one time?
> > 
> > Someone else has described the psnup method, so I'll just recommend
> > acroread.  AFAICT, there's no way to get gv or xpdf to show facing
> > pages.
> I'm very happy to know about psnup and this technique, but it's really
> hard to use .ps during document development, as the screen shots in .ps
> format are about 200 times larger than the .png files. This makes the
> reload of the .ps file take several minutes, while the .png comes right
> up. The same time expansion on the LaTeX runs makes the cycle time much
> longer than when .pdf output is used. This is specially notable when the
> changes are very small and often.
Try pdftops instead of pdf2ps.

pdf2ps does a bad job IMO as it seems to convert everything (font including)
to bitmaps, making the file much larger and slower.

pdftops does a better job. It is in the xpdf package.

Und weg... 

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