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

From: Michael Parson
Subject: Re: [Groff] Displaying PDF slides (was: Colors, PowerPoint and PDFs)
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 15:30:09 -0500
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On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 03:57:28PM +0300, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> 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?

It's a little different than acroread in a few minor ways, but not
enough to detract from it's readability.  I've not tried it on any
really large and complicated files, but everything I've built in
groff->ps2pdf seems to work just fine. =)

Michael Parson

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