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Re: [Groff] Displaying PDF slides (was: Colors, PowerPoint and PDFs)

From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey
Subject: Re: [Groff] Displaying PDF slides (was: Colors, PowerPoint and PDFs)
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 15:57:28 +0300
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On Friday, 21 October 2005 at 10:57:26 -0500, Michael Parson wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 10:15:57AM +0300, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> <snip>
>> The real reason for this reply is: how do you *display* PDF slide
>> sets?  I currently use acroread, which renders well, but it's pretty
>> slow (it can take a second to change to a complicated page, even with
>> a 3 GHz CPU).  Also, using a laptop it's far too easy to hit "Home" or
>> "End" instead of "PageUp" or "PageDn", with embarrassing results.
>> I've tried things like xpdf, but the rendering doesn't stand up.
> Under what OS?

I tend to use FreeBSD, though I also use Linux.  But that's much of a
muchness anyway.

> For Win32, I've found that Foxit PDF Reader is much, much faster
> than Adobe's own acroread:

Thanks for the info.  What's the rendering like?

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