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Old 11-09-2008, 03:06 AM
Mark
 
Default PDF acrobat reader for Ubuntu?

Hi everyone:



I am running Ubuntu 8.04 on a dell inspiron laptop and was wondering if there is a pdf view or reader available for Ubuntu? Thank you.



Mark


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Old 11-09-2008, 03:10 AM
steve
 
Default PDF acrobat reader for Ubuntu?

Mark wrote:
> Hi everyone:
>
> I am running Ubuntu 8.04 on a dell inspiron laptop and was wondering if
> there is a pdf view or reader available for Ubuntu? Thank you.
>
> Mark
>

Hi, take a look at the medibuntu site, or you can download the deb
right from adobe.com.



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Old 11-09-2008, 03:26 AM
James Gray
 
Default PDF acrobat reader for Ubuntu?

On 09/11/2008, at 3:06 PM, Mark wrote:


Hi everyone:

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 on a dell inspiron laptop and was wondering
if there is a pdf view or reader available for Ubuntu? Thank you.


Mark


Hi Mark,

Adobe make a native version of Acrobat Reader for Linux which is
bundled up as "acroread" but I believe you need to add the
"mediaubuntu" repositories for it under 8.04. This isn't entirely a
bad thing, as you get more up-to-date multi-media stuff and non-free
codecs all neatly bundled ready to go too. If you want the Adobe
Acrobat Reader do this:


1. Edit your repositories (as root) and add the following line:
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free

2. Refresh your package listing (fetch updates or whatever they call
it in the GUI thing)

3. Install "acroread".

HOWEVER, given that Acrobat Reader is bloated, memory hog that
performs like a snail stuck in molasses, you may want to try some
alternatives which are free (as in beer and speech):

- kpdf (for KDE)
- epdfview (never tried it)
- xpdf (basic, but it works and is light-weight)

There are other people that I'm sure can offer other alternatives.
Personally, I like kpdf because I'm a KDE whore...when I'm not on my
Mac :P


Have fun!

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Old 11-09-2008, 03:29 AM
squareyes
 
Default PDF acrobat reader for Ubuntu?

Mark wrote:
> Hi everyone:
>
> I am running Ubuntu 8.04 on a dell inspiron laptop and was wondering
> if there is a pdf view or reader available for Ubuntu? Thank you.
>
> Mark
Hi Mark,
one is included in standard Ubuntu installation

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Old 11-09-2008, 06:01 AM
Mark
 
Default PDF acrobat reader for Ubuntu?

Thanks Steve.



Mark







On Sat, 2008-11-08 at 23:10 -0500, steve wrote:


Mark wrote:
> Hi everyone:
>
> I am running Ubuntu 8.04 on a dell inspiron laptop and was wondering if
> there is a pdf view or reader available for Ubuntu? Thank you.
>
> Mark
>

Hi, take a look at the medibuntu site, or you can download the deb
right from adobe.com.



steve






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Old 11-09-2008, 08:12 AM
Mario Vukelic
 
Default PDF acrobat reader for Ubuntu?

On Sun, 2008-11-09 at 15:26 +1100, James Gray wrote:
> HOWEVER, given that Acrobat Reader is bloated, memory hog that
> performs like a snail stuck in molasses, you may want to try some
> alternatives which are free (as in beer and speech):
> - kpdf (for KDE)
> - epdfview (never tried it)
> - xpdf (basic, but it works and is light-weight)
>

You made a good list, but forgot to mention that of course a PDF reader
is installed by default, evince. The OP could have doubleclicked any PDF
to find out


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Old 11-10-2008, 04:40 AM
Mark
 
Default PDF acrobat reader for Ubuntu?

Hi* Mario:



Since I am using Evolution for my email. When I click on a file that has a pdf the only options I'm given when I click on the drop down arrow is save as or open in document viewer. I need a way to change document viewer from showing up in the drop down box and instead show acroreader. Is there a way possible? Thank you.



Mark





On Sun, 2008-11-09 at 10:12 +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:


On Sun, 2008-11-09 at 15:26 +1100, James Gray wrote:
> HOWEVER, given that Acrobat Reader is bloated, memory hog that
> performs like a snail stuck in molasses, you may want to try some
> alternatives which are free (as in beer and speech):
> - kpdf (for KDE)
> - epdfview (never tried it)
> - xpdf (basic, but it works and is light-weight)
>

You made a good list, but forgot to mention that of course a PDF reader
is installed by default, evince. The OP could have doubleclicked any PDF
to find out






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