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    I'm using 11.1 with KDE 3.5. I'm looking for a PDF Reader. I need to install it as an add-on product in Firefox 3.0

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    Default Re: PDF Reader

    On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 23:06 +0000, stubble wrote:
    > I'm using 11.1 with KDE 3.5. I'm looking for a PDF Reader. I need to
    > install it as an add-on product in Firefox 3.0


    Use the external kpdf (IMHO).

    Works well for most things (multimedia, forms and password stuff I think
    you need to use Acrobat Reader, unless somebody knows of something
    else?)



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    "Adobe Acrobat Plug-in is part of the "Acroread" package in the
    non-oss-installation source" <cite: http://tinyurl.com/l2q4hf>

    insure you have the non-oss repo enabled then go YaST > Software
    Management > [type in search box] acroread > [press] "Search" button >
    [single left click the box next to] "acroread Adobe Reader for blah
    blah" [so that it has a check mark in the box] > [click] "Accept" and
    follow your nose, you most done..

    THAT is if you really want it as an add on in firefox (i prefer to
    download and use kpdf stand alone, then save *or* delete the pdf)

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    Camalen NNTP User

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    cjcox wrote:

    > On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 23:06 +0000, stubble wrote:
    >> I'm using 11.1 with KDE 3.5. I'm looking for a PDF Reader. I need to
    >> install it as an add-on product in Firefox 3.0

    >
    > Use the external kpdf (IMHO).


    I second that :-)

    > Works well for most things (multimedia, forms and password stuff I think
    > you need to use Acrobat Reader, unless somebody knows of something
    > else?)


    Yes, some pdf files require acrobat reader to manage them. Mostly are form
    based.

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: PDF Reader

    Acrobat Reader does work, however it is very slow when you run it the first time, compared to Kpf and will make you not really enjoy pdf. The only advantage I recall is, that if you have a scanned book or text that does not fit the screen you can set in Acrobat Reader to turn the document 90 degree (functionality that I did not find in Kpdf) and good for notebooks.
    I did not find compatibility differences between the two programs during normal use.
    I agree that it is best to download the file and then to read it with Kpdf.

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    Default Re: PDF Reader

    I am using Okular. Works well for me than acrobat reader. Its default software for pdf in kde4.*, not for FF. Download file and then read like others. Acrobat reader will read your files within FF. Somehow a plugin for FF.
    Okular: Not sure about it will work under kde3.5 or not, but you can give it a try.
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    Default Re: PDF Reader

    Okular is KDE4 but Kpdf is still better than it in both KDE3 and 4.

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    Thanks everyone. I downloaded Acrobat Reader because I mainly want to read PDF files off the web. It works fine. Funny I thought I had (was it) KPDF working in Firefox in 11.0

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    Default Re: PDF Reader

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    Okular is KDE4 but Kpdf is still better than it in both KDE3 and 4.
    But okular redlining utils are superb. A big reason for me to move to KDE4.

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    Default Re: PDF Reader

    It is possible. It is a queston on how integration of programs is done in FF.
    There should be about:config to define the reader working with FF.
    If you document yourself you will be able to do these settings. Still the existence of Acrobate Reader on your drive does not impeed the use of KPdf once you have downloaded the file. It is like usual with linux: you have a choice.

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