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Questions tagged [evince]

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

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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 ...
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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?

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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Printing two pages per sheet from the command line

Say I start off from a PDF document, say of 12 pages, viewed with evince. To produce another PDF of 6 sheets, with a page setup of two pages per side, I normally use the "Print to File" device ...
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How to make PDF viewer responsive to changes in Debian

I have a fresh Debian 8.1 installation and am trying to make its usability feel like OSX. I run xelatex document.tex && evince document.pdf & but it only successfully runs xelatex and ...
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Debian 8 XFCE Evince has no extended menu or hotkeys

How can I access the full menu in the Evince PDF viewer in Debian 8 with XFCE? It is also not accepting any hotkeys such as CTRLF to search the document.
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Gnome printing (Evince): Scale pdf up and center (get rid of page margin)

As you know, latex documents often have quite a substantial amount of page margin. I don't like that. The printing dialog offers the option to print the document scaled up (let's say 120%), but then ...
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Show annotations in PDF

I have a PDF file that has annotations in them. Comments that are in a box show up, but removed words or other insertions do not appear. I don't need to add any annotations; I just need to view them. ...
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How to install evince on CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406

On my CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 the PDF reader doesn't render image colours correctly that's sent from MacOSx/CS Adobe Acrobat. Is there a way to install Evince with Yum on this particular ...
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How can I convert a scanned PDF with OCRed text to one without OCRed text?

I have a scanned PDF file, with low-quality OCRed text. I would like to have a PDF file without the OCRed text. How can I convert a scanned PDF with OCRed text to without OCRed text? I am thinking ...
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How to force custom color scheme when using Inverted Colors in Evince?

As pointed out in Software to read PDFs with inverted colors (Windows), instead of having a very white on very black color scheme (which induces a very nasty contrast) it is often preferable to use a ...
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Clickable PDFs in rxvt

I would like to open PDFs (say, with evince) by clicking in the terminal. The setup is urxvt in Fedora 19 here, but if urxvt cannot do this, can you let me know which terminal emulators can. I got ...
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Using vim-latex with latexmk and evince results in garbled text (GLib-GObject-CRITICAL)

When I compile a latex file in vim with the vim-latex plugin with \ll usinglatexmk, my vim terminal text content gets littered with error messages like the following dispersed through the text: (...
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Shortcut to google selected text

Is there a way to customize evince to search on Google a selected phrase? Like in Firefox where I select a text and right-click--> "Search Google for ..." If evince isn't customizable, is there any ...
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pdf viewer for text documents saved as images — bad rendering

The situation I have in mind is a .pdf document obtained from a scan, or at least such that some readers view it as an image (as opposed to text) and render it badly (see the screenshot below) My ...
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evince opens a new document to the last page

I have a postscript file (created using groff) which is a multi-page document. If I open it using ggv on Solaris 10 it opens correctly to page 1. When I open it using evince on Solaris 11 it opens ...
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Sometimes don't have permission to create new folders on an NTFS partition in Evince

My hard drive has an NTFS partition mounted under Ubuntu 12.04. I use Evince as the default application to open PDF files downloaded under Firefox. I often save copies of PDF files opened in Evince ...
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scripted pdf code review

What I try to achieve I need to review a bunch of C source code spread out into dozen of directories. I already have a bash script which does the following: It searches for all source codes in the ...
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How can I add a signature .png to a PDF in Linux?

I have a scanned copy of my written signature and I need to apply it to some documents in the signature block. I used to do this on Windows all the time but I now have only Linux. Is this possible? ...
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User data in evince and cups

Some days ago my evince stopped printing. After reinstalling it and trying different versions without success I figured out that it works from other user accounts on the same box. So which files ...
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Is there a pdf viewer capable of opening multiple documents in the same window?

I would like to open all chapters of my PDF ebooks in the same window but neither evince nor okular seems to be capable of doing that (at least not out-of-the-box). Is there a way to work this out?