Re: Atril documentation problems
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:15:05 -0600
- From: David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Atril documentation problems
On Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 10:42:03 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
> 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.
Doesn't your mouse do DoubleClick?
> 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.
Eh? You can bind keystrokes to a large number of commands (there are
defaults configured). Similarly it supports myriad-buttoned mice which
you can configure. The wheel scrolls both in pages and in dialogue boxes.
And there's the aforementioned Right click menu.
> I used to be command-line oriented (started with CPM-80) but spent to[o]
> many decades with Windows(tm).
I thought the above was fundamentally how 'doze worked.