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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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Evince fails to start because it cannot read .Xauthority

I'm logged in remotely over SSH with X forwarding to a machine running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid). Most X11 applications (e.g. xterm, gnome-terminal) work fine. But Evince does not start. It seems unable to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 / 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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How to fix diacritics in PDF forms in Evince?

I happen to live in Czech Republic and we have such letters like ě, š, č, ť, etc in the alphabet and use them everywhere, including addresses. Today I was filling a PDF form in Evince and noticed that ...
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How to save a copy of a protected PDF form in Evince?

I've got a pretty long PDF form from my ISP and filled it carefully. Willing to save my work of filling it I've tried to use File - Save a copy.... But Evince says it can't save it because it is "...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open PDF previewer width specific size and position and “always on top” from command line

I'm using latexmk -pdf -pvc to keep compiling my LaTeX files to PDFs while they are displayed in evince. I'm doing that a lot with different files and I keep needing to zoom the PDF content, resize ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem opening .dvi files

I would like to know why my Lubuntu 11.10 does not open my .dvi files created with Latex. Please, can anybody help me solve this problem? When I use evince L1.dvi, in the terminal, the evince opens ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fonts of some applications get confused

I am running Debian Testing with LXDE. After some time of work, some applications begin to show confused fonts, as shown in the following screenshot (the pdf specific area is good): This happens ...
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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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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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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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Open application on custom desktop in xmonad

Suppose I call shell-command from emacs for example (shell-command "evince"). Is it possible to move the application (in the present example evince) started this way automatically to desktop 5 in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...