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Re: Atril documentation problems




On 02/28/2019 09:51 AM, David Wright wrote:
On Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 09:20:04 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
On 02/28/2019 06:47 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 02/27/2019 03:26 PM, David Wright wrote:
On Wed 27 Feb 2019 at 11:56:57 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:

Is there a Debian package to read a PDF using a visible means of
highlighting the target text and capable of starting the search on any
page of the document?

Xpdf does that. Black on white. It starts each search from the
previous one. It restarts a search at the top of the page you're on
when you do things like select text, change the zoom factor, and
so on.

Although the man page states "You can also start xpdf without opening
any files", there is not a *convenient* way to select a file to open
[requires opening a sequence of multiple dialogs].

Right click and Open lies under the cursor. Standard dialogue box.
I'm not sure where your "multiple dialogs" come from; perhaps your
desktop is doing something.

I have gotten use to clicking on a directory to go down to next level.
But xpdf expects you to click "Open" button to go down a level followed by choosing "Open" again in the dialogue box.

You can skip that by entering the complete path in the "Selection" box.
It fundamentally has a command line orientation with GUI as an extra.
I used to be command-line oriented (started with CPM-80) but spent to many decades with Windows(tm).


I'll admit that I had to think about how to open a new file from
within xpdf. I've been using it from mc as my default viewer, and from
the commandline, since 1997 and haven't really found many occasions
to do that.

Cheers,
David.