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The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers

The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers

Posted Nov 29, 2004 23:48 UTC (Mon) by jwb (guest, #15467)
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers by jwb
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers

Well hell, it almost sounds like I was bashing gpdf there. Let me balance it out with the short list of acroread annoyances:

* Crashes in UTF-8 locales
* Crashes if Find feature finds nothing
* Crashes if Help->About Acrobat Reader chosen
* Ctrl-w can't close the last window
* Won't open the same document more than once
* Motif
* Can get confused and put the input focus into a black hole (see: Motif)
* Interacts very badly with Motif clipboard users (see: Motif)
* Gigantic executable (see: Motif)
* Font rendering configured separately from system configuration


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The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers

Posted Nov 30, 2004 1:17 UTC (Tue) by Ross (guest, #4065) [Link]

It's been a long time since I used it but I also remember horrible color
inversion problems when part of the window was obscured and had to be
redrawn. This may have only happened on 15 and 16 bpp displays but it may
have been any TrueColor visual.

The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers

Posted Dec 2, 2004 22:26 UTC (Thu) by Dom2 (guest, #458) [Link]

Sadly, xpdf also joined the motif-me-harder gang since v2. :-(

-Dom


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