I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, alongside Windows 7. I have some big and heavy pdf documents, nearly 70-80 MB. On some suggestions throughout the internet, I downloaded MuPDF. But MuPDF fails to open those heavy pdfs. Though the default Document-Viewer opens them, it is too heavy on processing and RAM. I opened same pdf in Windows7 using Foxit, and yes, it works less on processor and RAM too; so I didn't felt like going along with default document-viewer of Ubuntu.

So please suggest me a good PDF viewer, which can handle heavy pdfs and is lighter on the system (processor, RAM).

  • I'm using MuPDF and it's great. I wonder why it fails… There is also xpdf, but it's not as good as MuPDF. – user579923 Aug 9 '16 at 16:29
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    A note to reviewers: software recommendations are on topic at AskUbuntu. These questions are by nature broad, but in this case the requirements are rather objective. – Luís de Sousa Aug 12 '16 at 7:18
  • mupdf works great ... with plenty of RAM it handles a 140meg pdf no problem – Scott Stensland Mar 1 '17 at 23:01

There's Okular (available from the Software Centre), but that might be too heavy for your needs.

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