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Best PDF Document Viewers for Linux Systems

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This article is the continuation of our ongoing series about Linux Top Tools, in this series we will introduce you most famous open source tools for Linux systems.

With the increase in use of portable document format (PDF) files on the Internet for on-line books and other related documents, having a PDF viewer/reader is very important on desktop Linux distributions.

There are several PDF viewers/readers that one can use on Linux and they all offer related basic and advanced features.

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In this article, we shall look at 8 important PDF viewers/readers that can help you when dealing with PDF files in Linux systems.

1. Okular

It is universal document viewer which is also a free software developed by KDE. It can run on Linux, Windows, Mac OSX and many other Unix-like systems. It supports many document formats such as PDF, XPS, ePub, CHM, Postscript and many others.

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It has following features:

  1. Embedded 3D model
  2. Subpixel rendering
  3. Table selection tool
  4. Geometric shapes
  5. Adding textboxes, and stamps
  6. Copy images to clipboard
  7. Magnifier and many more

To install Okular PDF reader in Linux, use apt or yum to get it as shown:

$ sudo apt-get install okular
OR
# yum install okular

技术图片Okular Linux PDF Reader

Visit Homepage: https://okular.kde.org/

2. Evince

It is a lightweight document viewer which comes as the default on Gnome desktop environment. It supports document formats such as PDF, PDF, Postscript, tiff, XPS, djvu, dvi, plus many more.

It has features such as:

  1. Search tool
  2. Page thumbnails for easy reference
  3. Document Indexes
  4. Document Printing
  5. Encrypted Document Viewing

To install Evince PDF reader in Linux, use:

$ sudo apt-get install evince
OR
# yum install evince

技术图片Evince Linux PDF Reader

Visit Homepage: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince

3. Foxit Reader

It is a cross platform, small and fast secure PDF reader. The latest version as of this writing is Foxit reader 7 which offers some security features that protect against vulnerabilities.

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It is features-rich with features including:

  1. An intuitive user interface
  2. Support for scanning documents into PDF
  3. Allows shared viewing of documents
  4. Commenting tools
  5. Add/verify digital signatures and many more.

To install Foxit Reader on Linux systems, follow below instructions:

$ cd /tmp
$ gzip -d FoxitReader_version_Setup.run.tar.gz
$ tar -xvf FoxitReader_version_Setup.run.tar
$ ./FoxitReader_version_Setup.run

技术图片Foxit Linux PDF Reader

Visit Homepage: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/

4. Firefox (PDF.JS)

It is a general-purpose web based PDF viewer built with HTML5. It is also an open source, community driven project that is supported by Mozilla labs.

To install PDF.js in Linux systems, follow the below instructions:

$ git clone git://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js.git
$ cd pdf.js
$ npm install -g gulp-cli
$ npm install
$ gulp server

and then you can open

http://localhost:8888/web/viewer.html

Visit Homepage: https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js

5. XPDF

It is an old and open source PDF viewer for the X windows system that is supported on Linux and other Unix like operating systems. It additionally includes a text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter and many other utilities.

It has an old interface, therefore user who care so much about nice graphics may not enjoy using it so much.

To install XPDF Viewer, use following command:

$ sudo apt-get install xpdf
OR
# yum install xpdf

技术图片XPDF Linux PDF Reader

Visit Homepage: http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/home.html

6. GNU GV

It is an old PDF and Postscript document viewer that works on an X display by providing a graphical user interface for the Ghostscript interpreter.

It is a improved derivation of Ghostview developed by Timothy O. Theisen, which was originally developed by Johannes Plass. It also has old an graphical user interface.

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To install Gnu GV PDF viewer in Linux, type:

$ sudo apt-get install gv
OR
# yum install gv

技术图片Gnu GV Linux PDF Viewer

Visit Homepage: https://www.gnu.org/software/gv/

7. Mupdf

Mupdf is a free, small, lightweight, fast and complete PDF and XPS viewer. It is highly-extensible because of its modular nature.

A handful of its notable features include:

  1. Supports a highly quality anti-aliased graphics renderer
  2. Supports PDF 1.7 with transparency, encryption, hyperlinks, annotations, searching plus many more
  3. Reads XPS and OpenXPS documents
  4. Written modularly to support additional features
  5. Importantly, it can also handle pdf encoded with Chinese GBK well

技术图片MuPDF Viewer for Linux

Visit Homepage: http://mupdf.com/

8. Qpdfview

qpdfview is a tabbed document viewer for Linux that uses Poppler for PDF support. It also supports other document formats as well, includin PS and DjVu.

Below is a list of its features and components:

  1. Uses Qt toolkit for interfaces
  2. Uses CUPS for printing purposes
  3. Supports outline, properties and thumbnail panes
  4. Supports scale, rotate and fit functions
  5. Also supports fullscreen and presentation views
  6. Enables text search
  7. Supports configurable toolbars
  8. Supports configurable keyboard shortcuts and many others

技术图片qpdfview for Linux

Visit Homepage: https://launchpad.net/qpdfview

Summary

Many people these days prefer using PDF files because many on-line documents and books now come in form PDF files. Therefore getting a PDF viewer that meets your needs is vital.

 

Best PDF Document Viewers for Linux Systems

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原文地址:https://www.cnblogs.com/klausage/p/14439334.html

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