Evince is a document viewer for popular file formats such as PDF, XPS, Postscript, etc.

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Where does evince store its per-document state (position, etc)?

I'm using evince to view my documents under Linux. One thing bothers me, however. It seems to magically remember the position and settings of the window for every document. I searched all over (the ...
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How to set default browser for PDF reader Evince on Linux?

I find this command sudo update-alternatives –config x-www-browser I choose Chrome. It works for xpdf, but Evince still starts Firefox after click. I feel Linux is not standard. I use Linux Mint 8 ...
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How can I open multiple instances of the same document in Evince?

Evince opens new documents in the existing window. I'd like to see many pages of a PDF file at the same time. For example, say I'm reading a paper in one instance of Evince on page 3 and I want ...
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Emacs Auctex: How do I open the pdf in evince at the current cursor position

I use emacs auctex to write latex files. Since the text is pretty long, and I tend to change things in different places, I would like emacs to open the pdf so that the position in the text is shown ...
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Zooming size of pdf files and bookmarks

When reading pdf files using either adobe reader or evince, the zooming size always change back to default whenever the bookmarks are clicked. I was wondering if it is possible that the zooming size ...
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Why am I unable install Evince to a specific location on Windows 7?

The installable binary that Evince provides does not provide me with the option to select a location I would like it to be installed to. Instead I came across a suggestion at https://mail.gnome.org/...
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Can I make a PDF file display like a book by default, without user input?

I have a PDF file. The pages display vertically, one after another, one at a time. I would like the PDF to display 2 pages at a time, one page next to the other horizontally, like laying out a book ...
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SublimeText LaTeXTools: Build doesn't render a PDF

I'm using the LaTeXTools plugin for SublimeText 2, and when running the build, the build system compiles the TeX and invokes Evince, but a PDF file is never rendered and thus, Evince complains, "No ...
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Condensing into multiple pdf pages per sheet, via command line

Let us say I want slides.pdf to contain 4 slides per page instead of one. I can easily open a slides.pdf document under evince (the default Ubuntu document viewer) evince slides.pdf-->Print-->Page ...
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PDFs open in GIMP on Linux system

I installed evince on my Arch Linux system as a PDF reader, and everything was fine for a while. And then I installed GIMP. Since then, PDF files have been opening in GIMP. I've tried reinstalling ...
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How to view a PDF file in its real page size in Evince, same size as printed

There is a 100% zoom in level in evince, but it looks obviously not the real page size as printed. How can I achieve this in Evince?
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How to prevent missing hyphens when printing PDF from evince?

I encounter the same problem as explained in this blog, when I print a pdf from evince hyphens are not printed. when I print a pdf from Okular, hyphens are printed. For example the hyphen that appears ...
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How to prevent evince from contacting other instances?

Okay, this issue is kinda difficult to understand without context: When we run Evince, it checks if there is any other instance running. If there is one, the evince command exits immediately, right ...
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Making evince the default application for embedding PDFs in firefox in ubuntu

While I'm on the subject of complaining about things that upgrading to ubuntu 10.04 broke (see here), another problem that happened on moving from 9.04 to 9.10 (I think) is this: Firefox used to open ...
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How to change the application to open pdf file in Firefox

In Firefox, when I clicked a pdf file in website, I would be asked to download the pdf file or open the pdf file in evince running outside Firefox. Since I install Adobe Reader, whenever I clicked a ...
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View a colorful PDF/PS without colors, as it would look like when printed

I am working on an article with colorful drawings, but because it will be printed on black-and-white printers, I want to make sure it looks good without colors. I have Ubuntu and currently use Evince ...
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Disable DRM in Evince

Is it possible to disable DRM (digital rights management) for PDF files in "Evince" so that encrypted PDF files can be saved? How do you make this configuration? The option does not seem to be ...
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How to install latest version of Evince in my Xubuntu machine

I wish to install the latest version of Evince (3.18) in my Xubuntu 15.04 machine (64 bits), which comes with v. 3.14.2 installed. I tried following the instructions from Evince's web page, using ...
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Get page borders in Evince without changing overall Mate theme

I've just noticed so it might have been like that ever since I upgraded to Linux Mint Rebecca, but I have no page borders in Evince: the white background of the page blends seamlessly into the white ...
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How to set back pages per sheet permanently in Evince printer setup?

I use Evince for viewing PDFs. Usually I print 2 pages in 1 sheet, so I set this in the Print->Preferences window. After I clicked OK then Print, the papers comming out and I close the program. The ...
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How do you get evince to display svgs?

Evince does not support svgs on its own, however I have the following situation: Ubuntu 11.04 / Evince 2.32.0 Ubuntu 11.10 / Evince 3.2.1 Debian 7.0 / Evince 3.4.0 Now, the odd thing is, on 1. I ...
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Why does Evince for Windows look so much cleaner than the Linux version?

To be more specific, I would like Evince in Linux to open chapters to books without opening all of the sub-sections in those chapters as well. By hitting the right arrow key, Evince in Windows opens ...
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Silence Evince's warnings in Ubuntu

I'm getting loads of Evince warnings when running it from the terminal. E.g. (evince:4599): GVFS-WARNING **: can't init metadata tree /home/nivaca/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home: open: Permission ...
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How to print my easy jet e-ticket with evince? [duplicate]

When i try to display a pdf file containg a easy jet flight ticket using linux debian evince 3.12.1 rending displays overlapped characters various places of ticket and on console i got many message ...
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Poppler installation

I downloaded the new poppler 0.15 tar ball and i built it from source successfully but when trying dpkg -l | grep poppler it outputs ii libpoppler-dev 0.14.3-...
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Follow cursor location from kile to evince

I know the title is probably not very clear, so I'll try to be as clear as possible here. I'm running xubuntu on my netbook, and I'm using kile for my latex editing. Since kile is native to kde, I had ...
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PDF problems with Evince on Ubuntu

One of my collegues is trying to print a PDF that our designer has sent him, created using Adobe InDesign CS4 (6.0.4). When he opens it up using Evince (version 2.28 on Ubuntu 9.10 thin client) it ...
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Where is the menubar in evince on arch?

I just installed the pdf viewer evince on arch linux and don't find the menubar. I tried the Alt key but nothing happens. I also tried all other keys on my keyboard and read the FAQ on the product ...
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Evince default window position

I have an Arch Linux desktop machine with 2 monitors and 4 workspaces. On the last workspace I usually have Firefox loaded on the left monitor to access Zimbra mail. While on the right monitor I have ...
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Evince presentation mode in windows no full screen

In Windows 10, Evince won't go full-screen during presentation mode. It stays windowed so that the task bar on the bottom (the one with the start menu) and the title bar at the top (the one with "...
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Recently used files in Evince

Evince displays a window to select a recently used files. When I select a files from the window the file is loaded, displayed and the window with the recently used files disappears. Is there a way to ...
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Clickable links (from hyperref package) do not work upon selecting a subset of pages via “printing to file” in evince

I use the hyperref package for clickable cross-referencing within my document. It works well, however, if I want to send a colleague just a part of the document by using the "print to file" feature in ...
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Evince resume reading at last pint

Linux's PDF reader "Evince" will save where you are in a book so that the next time you open it it jumps to that page and position. I was wondering where is this stored? What file does evince read ...
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evince not opening PDF files

On my CentOS 5.5 machine, evince is not working. I cannot open PDF files. I tried to kill to restart it, but I couldn't find its PID. Here is what I get when I launch it from the terminal: [...
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bogus memory allocation size in RedHat Linux Enterprise 5

I am trying to open a pdf file via evince,after I open it and go through the page,Program suddenly jumped out and following error appears in shell ''bogus memory allocation size'' how it can be fixed?
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How do I launch (pdf) documents with Evince from the Activities Overview in Gnome 3?

Evince is already set as the default document viewer. Clicking on a document while in Nautilus will open Evince to view them. However, this is not the case when clicking on a document that appears ...