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    PDF Reader recomendation


    I'm looking for a PDF reader that does a good job of reading PDFs off of a CD. I tried using evince and it just loads pages 1-4 and when you get to page 5 it removes pages 1-4 from cache and loads pages 5-8. Is there a setting that I can change this or is there a better PDF reader for this application?

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Have you tried Adobe Reader?

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    Or xpdf
    I'm not sure if it does or does not do the same thing as Evince though. It just works for me.
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    I was looking at adobe reader but heard quite a few complaints with load speed. I would like to have one that starts quickly and loads the pages in cache so that I can easily scroll through them without waiting on a page to load.

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    When it comes to software, I think its better to try it and review it yourself because peoples opinions and circumstances differ. Don't go by hearsay.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    I totally agree with daark.child's recommendation above that you try them yourself. You can find more PDF viewer options here:

    PDF | Linux App Finder

    Adobe, Evince, and Okular (not necessarily in that order) are probably the most used under Linux.
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    I use epdfviewer.

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    Thanks for all the replies, I will check out some of those links and try out some different PDF readers and see which I like best...

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    I use evince.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Or xpdf
    I'm not sure if it does or does not do the same thing as Evince though. It just works for me.
    I find it doesn't always work for me. Sometimes text just doesn't appear at all in xpdf although graphical headers and logos do. Evince and epdfview show the same documents perfectly. I have no idea why; I just sigh and use a different program.
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