PDF viewers

Albert Wagner alwagner at tcac.net
Wed Jul 2 10:43:37 PDT 2003


On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 23:08:45 +0000 (UTC)
Csaba Henk <tphhec01 at degas.ceu.hu> wrote:

> In article <20030702115552.38aa2d9f.alwagner at tcac.net>, Albert Wagner
> wrote:
> > Given that Adobe's viewer is free, what are the pros and cons of the
> > other readers.
> 
> What others? With a postscript viewer you can view many pdf's but not
> all. So they are not really pdf viewers.
> 
> I know of only one other pdf viewer which is a dedicated pdf viewer:
> xpdf(well, there is also gpdf, but that's just a Gnome compatibility
> hack on xpdf). It's main advantage is that it's not only free as beer
> but also free as in freedom. Over the usual pros of such a status, in
> this case it yields a very specific extra feature... Hm, have you ever
> tried to print an encrypted pdf? ;)

Ah hah!  That's what I was looking for.  I had found xpdf/gpdf on
freshmeat.  I guess I should have dug deeper.  Printable, huh?  Thank
you.
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