Re: Viewing PDFs
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On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 12:44:52PM -0500, Bob Tilley (AT&T) wrote:
> Does an OSS PDF viewer exist or is a user expected to have Adobe
> Acrobat? I mean something with more precision than xpdf. (I
> believe that KPDF is only a container for xpdf. Please correct me
> if this is not true.)
kpdf does a pretty good job on the pdfs I come across.
> OSS office software exists (OpenOffice, KOffice, etc.) that can
> produce PDF files. I am unaware of OSS viewers. For that matter,
> how capable is the PDF exporter of KOffice?
Pretty good. I've used it to send resumes to potential employers. I
tend to prefer it, because I know the first thing they're going to do
is print it out on US Letter size paper. PDFs print exactly as shown,
office documents don't.
> A more pertinent question may be: Does the Linux OS support the
> display and printing of graphics with the precision of the MacOS?
> (I use that as a standard against which to measure the precision and
> cleanliness of printed/displayed material.)
Yes, as of 1999, printing ability seemed limited only by the printer.
And interning at a public school back in high school, I succeeded in
setting lpr to work with Apple Imagewriters, HP LaserJet III's and
IV's, and a variety of old Epson 9 and 25 pin color dot-matrix
printers. They all work like a dream with magicfilter and lpr.
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: :' :
`. `'` proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian. Because it *must* work. debian.org aboutdebian.com
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- Viewing PDFs
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