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> Pdf Viewing Alternatives, a "text" style reader?
zi99y
post Oct 12 2006, 11:24 AM
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Hi all,

I just had a few days in a whirlwind of trashing my Z and reflashing with some of the other choices of distro available. Cacko was nice, but software is limited to qtopia stuff and I didn't like the idea of running XQt making the apps I'm used to slower, so I ended up heading back to Beta 3 (tried the latest r121 but too many probs).

Basically, I am now confident that Pdaxrom is the best distro (for my purposes), credit to the devvers smile.gif

But one thing I discovered that the sharp based roms have is GPDF2 (I think) which is a fast pdf viewer, and has a mode to view the docs in plain text - which is just perfect for a pda! Getting rid of the stupid page margins and inefficient formatting is just what is needed. Coming back to Pdaxrom I can find only 1 pdf viewer - xpdf! Which is pretty basic really, the interface is antiqated and it's not very fast with large files.

I realise the text viewing thing would only work with properly formatted pdfs - not ones that are just a compilation of bitmaps.

I have tried epdfview many times but always falls short demanding "libpoppler-glib.so.1" which I can find no evidence of. Since I've not heard much fuss about it I can't imagine it's much better than xpdf.

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So, the question is - Are there any other alternatives, and is there a text-style pdf viewer that can be compiled for pdaxrom?

thanks
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