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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Replacement for acroread on 64bit system?
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:42:35
Message-Id: mddagd$3dq$1@ger.gmane.org
What is a good acroread replacement?

I'm not sure what changed, but as of a few weeks ago I can no longer
install acroread on my AMD64 system (something to do with x86
emulation librarys being blocked by something in the Xorg server).

I decided to try to live without acroread.  I've been using evince and
emacs, and they're both satasifactory most of the time, but they fall
down when it comes to printing.

One of the things I like to be able to do is to open up a PDF document
and print a portion of one of a page in a size that fills a single
8.5x11 sheet.  This is trivial in acroread, but impossible in evince
or emacs (actually I can't figure out how to print at all in either
one).

Being able to print a portion of a page is particularly useful for
things like printing out an area of interest from a C size schematic
or printing a single table from a user manual or datasheet.

How do I do that without acroread?

[I'm running an XFCE desktop, so would prefer something that doesn't
pull in a gigabyte of Gnome or KDE dependancies.]

Yes, I _have_ figured out how to do it with various command line tools
(pdftk, psresize, etc.), but that involves 20 minutes of trial and
error (and dozens of sheets going into the recycle bin) to do
something that would take 20 seconds in acroread (and work on the
first try).

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Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! I have a VISION!  It's
                                  at               a RANCID double-FISHWICH on
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Replies

Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: Replacement for acroread on 64bit system? Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Replacement for acroread on 64bit system? wabenbau@×××××.com
Re: [gentoo-user] Replacement for acroread on 64bit system? Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
[gentoo-user] Re: Replacement for acroread on 64bit system? James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Replacement for acroread on 64bit system? James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Replacement for acroread on 64bit system? Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>