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Evince is a document viewer, part of the GNOME desktop environment and primarily used for PDF and PostScript viewing.

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Cropped view of a document in evince?

Some documents have wide or uninteresting margins. On some other readers I am able to use a 'crop' functionality to only show a selected area of a page, the same on all pages, so that I can go to ...
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evince does not show font names in PDF files anymore

$ pacman -Q evince evince 41.4-1 Evince does not show font names in PDF files anymore. They look alright, they seem to be embedded normally and the font tab says as much (see screenshot, although it ...
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evince is slow to open

Ever since I updated debian, evince has been slow to startup - it takes about half a minute. Once it is open, it works fine, its just slow to open. It never used to take that long - it just used to ...
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Evince is displaying correctly but is printing incorrectly

I was given a structural engineering PDF document with some yellow highlighted text which displays correctly in Evince like this: But when I try to print that same page it shows the yellow, but not ...
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Resize sidebar in document viewer (PDF file)

I an unable to find a way of resizing the document viewer sidebar while viewing PDF file on Ubuntu. Is there a way?
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How do I profile a real world application?

I run Debian 10 and since two weeks or so the PDF reader Atril (a fork of Evince) takes 25 seconds to start. Previously it started almost instantly. Now I'm trying to find out what causes the delay. I ...
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How do I clear Evince's "recent documents" list?

It seems that the most recent Evince release don't allow you to clear all the "recent documents" list by GUI. That list shows up when you open Evince without giving it a document to open. ...
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Bad rendering of graphics in Okular at higher zoom levels

Once you have inspected the screenshots below, you will see that Okular is significantly worse at rendering my two test files than many other well-known viewers. This is unfortunate, because in ...
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Evince: Unable to init server: Could not Connect: Connection refused

When running $ evince a.pdf I receive the following error message. No protocol specified Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused Cannot parse arguments: Cannot open display: I ...
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How do I upgrade Evince?

I'm desperately looking for the integration of keyboard shortcuts to add notes and highlighting to PDF documents in Evince on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This feature comes with evince 3.31.0 but Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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How to install and run Evince from tar.gz

I am trying to build Evince so that I can alter slightly (without needing new dependencies). I don't want it to run in a sandbox; I want it to run with other applications on my system (I had a pretty ...
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Why is my PostScript print quality so poor?

My wife and I downloaded PDF museum passes and printed them on the same PostScript laser printer. To my surprise, hers looked much better! On the left is the printout from her Mac, and on the right ...
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Using two printers with different paper formats in parallel

I use one ordinary ink jet printer with A4 paper size and one thermo label printer with 4x6 inch paper format. I configured those standard paper format in each printer device's settings. Nevertheless, ...
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Evince: Custom keyboard shortcuts to highlight text with different properties

I regularly read pdfs and annotate them. I use three types of annotations: highlight (yellow), underline (red) and note. With Okular I can select the type of annotation easily, that is with a keyboard ...
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Evidence file.pdf - evidence not found [closed]

I have in bash file: evidence file.pdf and an error command evidence not found. What should I install and what evidence command do? Thanks
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Evince garbles pdflatex output on some zoom levels

I use pdflatex to generate PDFs but one of them produces garbled text in evince on certain zoom levels, while at others it looks perfectly normal. Is this a problem with the .tex file or with Evince ...
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How can I change keyboard shortcuts for Evince (and other GNOME programs)?

Is there a way to customize keyboard shortcuts for Evince, the GNOME document viewer?
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Way to search pdf for annotations, edits and other review markings?

Problem: When I get a proof-read pdf back, sometimes there is only one mark every ten pages or so - and that mark can be so small (missed comma, etc.) that I might miss it when scanning through for ...
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What system call does Evince use to open pdf?

I have tried to hook system calls using linux kernel module. However, when I open a pdf file using Evince, I find no open,read and write is used on this specific file, only lstat is used. Here is ...
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Evince: Hotkey for highlighting

I couldn't find a hotkey for activating the highlight feature. Did I miss something or is there no such key combination?
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Mupdf: finding hyphenated words in PDF file

When I search for a word in a PDF file using mupdf. It, only, finds the whole word. For example, searching for the word “meaningless” will find the whole word: This is a short, staggeringly ...
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What happened to evince.desktop?

I just noticed that I couldn't find the .desktop file for evince. It looks like it got removed from a recent update. I am on debian testing. Anyone know how to restore it or where to report this?
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Question about Evince pdf scrolling

I love Evince; along with Zathura for more minimal PDF viewing, it's my favorite document viewer. I have a question about when I scroll using the Ctrl key. When I use the J or K to navigate it acts ...
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Evince keyboard shortcut to highlight text

Is there a keyboard shortcut to highlight text in Evince? To place a note? Or a way to setup a custom keyboard shortcut?
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How to clear all Evince bookmarks?

Is there any quick way to clear all Evince bookmarks? The interface only allows selecting and removing one at a time. Manually editing ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home to remove the bookmarks lead to ...
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How to make mupdf automatically refresh a document

Upon opening a pdf in evince and then making a change to that document (recompiling it in LaTeX), evince will automatically refresh to the latest version of the document. mupdf however does not do ...
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Evince not saving annotations

I am using ubuntu 16.04's default pdf viewer (evince) to annotate pdf files. I have saved a copy of the PDF but unfortunately none of my annotations appear in the new copy. I still have the annotated ...
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Arial is substituting with Segoe UI

Here are screenshots of Evince's Properties->Fonts tab within the same documents: It's said that Arial is substituting with Segoe UI, but Arial Bold is still Arial Bold. Output of fc-match and fc-...
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Extract evince's bookmarks from a pdf and add them to another

Using evince I bookmarked a pdf file (in ubuntu 16.04). I want to copy these evince's bookmarks. I found they are stored as metadata and can see them using gvfs-info myfile.pdf But I found no way ...
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Copy script-code-snippets from a PDF file (repair line breaks)

I'm experiencing the problem with pdf files containing script examples. When I manually copy the snippets the structure (line breaks) get completely messed up. As far as I understand this is because ...
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Xfce4: new Evince windows larger than screen

I'm running Xfce 4.12 (on openSUSE). Most of the time when a new Evince window is opened, it has a convenient width (3/4 of the screen width or so), but it's way too high, like > 120% or so of the ...
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How to close evince after PDF presentation?

In automating a tutorial process, evince is to show a PDF file in presentation mode, and automatically close the window after that. Option -s starts the presentation mode, but after the last page, it ...
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Any way to control evince settings from the commandline?

Is there any way to change / set evince settings either in a config file or from the command line when starting ? I'm using inotifywait to display a PDF when it is copied to a specific file, and I ...
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Light pdf reader that can open multiple copies of a pdf with annotations and highlighting

I have Linux Mint 18.2 and I have been using Evince, which is my favorite pdf reader, for a while now. But the repo version of Evince (3.18.2) has an annoying bug that makes a lot of impact for me: I ...
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Evince has the wrong margins when printing a pdf

I am running Debian jessie. When I attempt to print a pdf (on evince), it prints as if the margins are moved over, or the zoom is wrong. Both of these settings seem correct in actuality, but even ...
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How to do to make Evince open multiple pdf document in tabs and not separately? [duplicate]

I would like to make Evince open multiple PDF documents in tabs instead of opening them separately; how can I accomplish that?
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Which command allows me to read a pdf from stdin?

I am looking for a GUI program that opens a pdf from stdin. For instance, if pdf_stdin is the command that opens my pdf from stdin, I'd like to use ggp -d -r mail@mail.com encrypted.pdf.gpg -o - | ...
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Evince can't establish X11 connection over ssh from remote machine

Using ssh -X remote_machine -l user to logon to a remote machine, I can't seem to start evince. user@remote_machine:~$ evince X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. ** (evince:...
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Evince presentation mode keyboard shortcut

I can't find a list of keyboard shortcuts for Evince. I checked Gnome wiki and askubuntu. Does anybody happen to know the shortcut for presentation mode or can point me to a list of shortcuts?
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Is there a way to know/tell which fonts are used in a pdf file?

I downloaded a pdf file from here . I am/was using evince and saw that more than half of the pages are missing characters/font information or something. I am getting rectangles. Is there a way to - ...
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Why does evince display "BUG" warnings when viewing a certain pdf?

I made a PDF document with pdftex. When I run evince document.pdf these warnings always appear: *** BUG *** In pixman_region32_init_rect: Invalid rectangle passed Set a breakpoint on '...
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Evince does not show printers

I have a problem with evince PDF-document viewer. I have a printer that is well configured with cups, and I can print PDFs from other PDF viewers such as Okular, but not with Evince. There are simply ...
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tesseract: is it possible to change font output in OCRed pdf?

Following up on how to OCR a pdf file and get the text stored within pdf? I have successfully produced OCRed pdf pages. In Evince, however, the letters are not shown; by this I mean that I cannot see ...
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xreader closes after pdflatex compilation

I just installed Linux Mint 18 and began using the default pdf reader: xreader. However, sometimes when I leave a pdf open and compile it using pdflatex the program closes with this message: (...
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evince: Bad PDF font rendering

I have a few PDF files which suffer the problem shown in the image: (the blue part is mouse-selected, the right part in black is how the entire document looks!) I tried /prepressing and even -...
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Evince missing font in application menu

In Evince, the application menu seems to be missing a font. How can I fix this? I'm using Linux Mint 17.3
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Proper way to add the same printer twice with the same default settings: Evince doesn't respect those settings

I want to add the same printer multiple times with different names and different settings. For example one time with color the other time with black white. I did this using the default printer ...
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Is Evince a secure way to view malicious PDF?

I've seen that PDF's can contain malicious Javascript that operates in the background and can do bad things. This is primarily a problem for Adobe Acrobat. However, is this problem also for Evince? I ...
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Highlights cover text in Evince

How can I make Evince show this text properly? The highlights have been taken with PDF XChange Editor, and other software (qpdfview for example) shows them correctly. Evince is v. 3.10.3. This is how ...
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Evince / document viwer keeps changing my print settings

using Debian testing, Xfce v4.12 here. My preferred PDF viewer, evince (or "document viewer" under Ubuntu? Don't know) keeps changing my print settings, even when I tell it not to: Open PDF, set ...
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