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Re: Is Squeeze right for me?



On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 04:57:11PM -0800, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 01:18:09 +0100
> Klistvud <quotations@aliceadsl.fr> dijo:
> 
> > Dne, 21. 11. 2009 21:10:38 je John Jason Jordan napisal(a):
> > > the way I want it. I still have some troublesome apps to install
> > > (realplayer, xaralx, foxit reader), but I had them working on Jaunty,
> > 
> > Just out of curiosity, as an ex-foxit-user to foxit-user: what does 
> > foxit reader have that other (GNU/Linux) pdf readers don't have?
> 
> I write and publish textbooks for linguistics. Generally I don't have a
> problem with PDFs, but occasionally something happens that requires
> additional tools.
> 
> Recently I received a PDF created in InDesign by a colleague of a local
> professor. She had never used InDesign before and could not understand
> my instructions. I knew I was in trouble after the following
> conversation:
> 
> Me:	What program did you use to create this file?
> Her:	Windows
> 
> I needed to try every possible PDF viewer to find one that would output
> the file to my laser printers. Adobe Reader would open the file, but
> printing was glacial. Okular was almost as bad. Evince wouldn't print
> it at all. Foxit did the best job, but was still slow. Finally I had to
> open the file in Windows and print to PRN file from Adobe Reader there.
> I found the PRN file would print beautifully from the command line with
> lpr. 
> 
> I should add that Foxit is one of the few PDF viewers that can handle
> editable PDFs. Okular doesn't do all possible controls, and Adobe
> Reader / Linux does not either. 
> 
> There are PDFs and then there are PDFs.
> 
There's a free reader for Windows that I like called Sumatra PDF.  In
case you need another one for your list...

-Rob


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