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#1 2012-10-01 09:31:00

Marcus27
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Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

Hi.

I am looking for a light - like mupdf - pdf-reader - not in AUR - that remembers positions when I quit. Any recommendations?

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#2 2012-10-01 09:38:40

headkase
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

Evince if you want GNOME dependencies, and Okular if you want KDE dependencies.  I'm using Xfce4 as my DE so I have Evince.


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#3 2012-10-01 10:11:30

xamaco
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

Zathura

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#4 2012-10-01 10:49:02

Marcus27
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

Great, thanks.

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#5 2012-10-01 11:09:56

Army
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

Why no AUR packages? Afair llpp remembers the position and it's based on mupdf, so basically it has everything you want.

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#6 2012-10-01 13:05:59

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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

Try Evince-gtk!


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#7 2012-10-01 21:49:54

bel3atar
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

qpdfview?

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#8 2012-10-01 21:52:11

WonderWoofy
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

I am going to have to give a +1 to zathura.  I recently discovered the zathura-pdf-mupdf package (I think its new), and the previously slow rendering is no more!  Now it is perfect.

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#9 2012-10-02 02:44:17

karol
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

+1 for zathura-pdf-mupdf and llpp (in case you change your mind and want to try an AUR package).

WonderWoofy wrote:

I recently discovered the zathura-pdf-mupdf package (I think its new)

Not brand-new, but relatively new, yeah https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit … -pdf-mupdf
The -git version was uploaded to AUR a year earlier: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=48572

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#10 2012-10-02 02:47:58

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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

I have nothing against AUR packages, I just figured if it is in the repos, I will be more likely to update it than an AUR package.  Do you use the llpp-git or the llpp AUR package? Just curious...

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#11 2012-10-02 02:56:33

karol
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

I'm using llpp-git.

Just that you're not unpleasantly surprised: you need ocaml package (from the repos) to build llpp and ocaml is a big package. You can remove it after you've built llpp.
Not sure if that's an issue, but you wanted a lightweight pdf reader, so I'm just double-checking.

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#12 2012-10-02 03:53:20

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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

llpp-git wouldn't build, and I didn't try to fix it because llpp built just fine. Thanks karol, I look forward to trying this out.

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#13 2012-10-02 16:53:55

lahwaacz
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

+1 for qpdfview, really nice but a little atypical print dialog...

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#14 2012-12-09 20:42:28

Next7
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

I use evince from AUR but it does not remember position of previously opened documents. Is it a bug?

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#15 2012-12-10 22:47:46

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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

All PDF readers on Linux suck balls, except for acroread. It hasn't been updated since August or something like that (which is really bad for a PDF reader) and it doesn't remember the position when you quit, either. But you can remember the page yourself, or create a bookmark, or create a new text file on the desktop with the page number, etc. There are many ways to remember "the position". I choose to remember it myself. Remembering stuff is good for the brain. Keeps you sharp.

I really like epdfview, but like I said, all PDF readers on Linux suck balls.


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#16 2012-12-11 02:32:34

ANOKNUSA
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

^^ That's a hell of a strong assertion, considering all a PDF reader needs to do is display a document in a window.

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#17 2012-12-11 03:26:13

xeekei
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

WonderWoofy wrote:

I have nothing against AUR packages, I just figured if it is in the repos, I will be more likely to update it than an AUR package.  Do you use the llpp-git or the llpp AUR package? Just curious...

I use Pacaur to update my AUR packages, it's super-easy!

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#18 2012-12-11 03:59:46

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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

@xeekei, wow, you realize that this thread was revivied after two months?  I didn't even really remember making that comment until I scrolled up.  Yes, I use cower to update, and it is easy.  But I admit that I update with pacman far more than cower.

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#19 2012-12-11 06:26:16

Joel
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

+1 @ Evince.

Very lite and handy.


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* Laptop: Intel Core 2 DUO T6600 @ 2.20 GHz with 4 GB RAM: Archlinux-x86-64 with xfce4.
* AUR contributor.

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#20 2012-12-11 08:21:21

rchiang
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

Have you installed gvfs ?

Next7 wrote:

I use evince from AUR but it does not remember position of previously opened documents. Is it a bug?

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#21 2012-12-11 10:35:35

DSpider
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

ANOKNUSA wrote:

^^ That's a hell of a strong assertion, considering all a PDF reader needs to do is display a document in a window.

Maybe if the document was saved as PDF/A X-1:2001 or whatever the profile is called, maybe it has a higher compatibility rate with PDF readers on Linux. I haven't tried it yet. What I did notice is that not everything is aligned properly, embedded fonts are rendered like shit or not at all, if the document was put together from multiple sources it will crash after the page that the merger took place, it won't display SVG graphics correctly, missing paragraphs and/or rasterized graphics, it won't select the text correctly, text outline is misaligned, drop shadows are misaligned, etc. That kind of shit. And while Adobe Reader (acroread) seems to handle them a little better (except for some problems with embedded fonts), the Windows version is still vastly superior. Probably because they spent less resources for the Linux counterpart. Hmph. But can you blame them? Why would they give a shit about 1.5-2% desktop share?


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#22 2012-12-11 16:35:15

Next7
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

rchiang wrote:

Have you installed gvfs ?

Yes! I have just installed gvfs and Evince from the Extra repository but nothing has changed: evince does not remember last position. I should mention that I do not use GNOME DE, I use dwm. But there was time when that option worked fine though it was several years ago and for some 2.xx versions of Evince.

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#23 2012-12-11 17:06:43

DSpider
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

I don't see what gvfs has to do with PDFs.

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=gvfs


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#24 2012-12-12 07:52:59

rchiang
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Re: Light PDF-Reader that remembers position of document when I quit.

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/evince/
gvfs (optional) - bookmark support and session saving

DSpider wrote:

I don't see what gvfs has to do with PDFs.

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=gvfs

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