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Questions tagged [evince]

Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats.

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Promote evince in /etc/mailcap.order

GIMP very unexpectedly took over opening PDF files a while ago when issuing the see command. It is listed in /etc/mailcap before the more appropriate evince. Of course I can edit this file by hand, ...
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pdf thumbnails not showing in Thunar or desktop (using evince on Xubuntu 18.10)

After upgrading to Xubuntu 18.10 (from 18.04), pdf thumbnails do not appear in Thunar or desktop (thumbnails for images still work). I am using evince. I tried purging evince (clearing .cache/...
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Hide margin outside page

How can I hide the margins outside of the page in the pdf file? I selected "Fit width" option but still there is a gray margin outside of white area. Edit 1: I tried to view the file in Firefox and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Evince and Calibre reader must be restarted every page to load font

For PDF files about 15 MB or more, the fonts are garbled every time I go to a new page. If I close the file and reopen it, the font on the current page is fine, but other pages are garbled. It ...
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Unable to open pdf file using evince. error while loading libraries: libexpat.so.1

I am unable to open pdf file using evince on Ubuntu 16.04. I get the following error: evince: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.1: failed to map segment from shared object I have ...
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Evince stop rendering text with anti-aliasing after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

Is this a known issue? here is the screenshot comparing Evince and Okular on the same Ubuntu 16.04 box. Before the upgrade from 14.04, Evince worked fine. please let me know if there is an easy fix. ...
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arandr + evince: conflicting resolution between laptop screen & external projector

I use my netbook (32bit lubuntu 18.04.1) to give dual, indepdent external projector presentation: One external projector via the native VGA portion, and a second one via displaylink adapter (...
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evince crashes when I try to open some pdf

When I try to open one of my pdf files with evince, it will crash with exit code 134 and this message prints out: ! SyncTeX Error : No file? terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::...
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How should I change the default highlight colour to the colour I want?

I can highlight text with evince, but if I want a different colour than the default one (yellow), I have to change each highlighted phrase separately. How can I change the default highlight colour to ...
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Where does the Document Viewer (Evince) store history?

I would like to access (to view) the list of "Recently viewed" in Evince documents from the terminal, without starting Evince. Or maybe can I find a text document where this list is stored? I am using ...
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Recovering Evince session

How can I recover all pdf, ps and djvu documents which were open in Evince before the computer accidentally shut down? I am using Ubuntu 16.04
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Hyperlinks in evince do not open

I cannot open links in evince (I'm using chromium). Starting it from terminal, the error message I get when clicking a link is error while loading shared libraries: libwayland-egl.so.1: failed to ...
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Evince - Libreoffice - Geogebra - Apparmor issues

I try to authorize evince to open Geogebra and libreoffice files as links. Using evince 3.18.2 on ubuntu 16.04. Update 1: I've just installed a fresh 18.04 with the same problem. Update 2: Here are ...
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Evince hide all comments

I am trying to view a PDF created by AutoCAD LT; for some reason it shows with a "comment box" around all of the text elements. I have a PDF with hundreds of little boxes that cannot be moved or ...
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GhostView libraries screwed in Ubuntu 18.04 :( [closed]

I am hitting this bug. $ evince CMDs/figure.ps nocurrentpoint -14 I do have to edit manually the postscript adding this string 0 0 moveto. So the whole command is sed -i '21i 0 0 moveto' figure....
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Are there any PDF viewing software that allows split view?

I'm on 16.04 and would like to view two different sections of the same PDF in the same window. I know it is possible to open several instances of PDF viewer but that's rather annoying. I've tried ...
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Evince produces segmentation fault

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my laptop (Dell Precision M4700, 16GB RAM), it's quite pure at the moment. The problem is that Evince 3.30.0 produces segmentation fault (core dumped) on ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 Nautilus and PDFs not working

I installed Xubuntu 18.04, nautilus and evince. When navigating with nautilus and trying to open PDF files, the nautilus window shortly flashes but nothing happens (no PDF file is opened). ...
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How to send Postscript direct to my printer

I've got a problem using the enscript program with my new Brother printer. Printing through LibreOffice or evince works just fine, but the enscript output is about an inch too low on the page and ...
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How to open Evince hyperlinks in default browser?

Running Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome Shell, when clicking on a hyperlink in Evince it opens in Firefox, instead of Chromium which I have set as my default browser. I have set the default browser through ...
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Polish characters in a pdf file not rendered correcly in evince

I've received a pdf invoice document containing Polish characters and I cannot render it properly using evince. The problem is related to the font settings. pdffonts show me this: $ pdffonts test.pdf ...
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Theme parsing error with evince

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed. Every time I used evince to view a pdf file, I get the following error on my terminal: Theme parsing error: gtk-main.css:73:38: Failed to import: Error opening file /...
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Evince sees files that all other tools (shell, Nemo) do not see

I've opened a pdf file (~/Downloads/f1040x.pdf), filled the form and saved the filled form with a new name alongside the original form. The problem is that I can only see that file through Evince (...
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Evince on 18.04 - SIGSEGV (Address boundary error) [closed]

On Ubuntu 18.04, I get the following error when starting evince: (evince:4858): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:43:25.541: Attempting to read the recently used resources file at '<home-dir>/.local/share/...
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Document Viewer (Evince) displays title instead of name

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 Document Viewer displays pdf title instead of name in the title bar (actually it displays a smaller name string under title in semi-transparency). This is very annoying ...
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Can Evince doul view change page combinition?

When I turn on dual view in Evince (press D), the 2nd and 3rd page will be showed in one screen. How could I change as 1st and 2nd page in one screen?
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Evince: Unable to open external link: Failed to execute child process “env” (Permission denied)

The title is the error I'm getting trying to open an external link in Evince. My default browser is the snap version of Opera 54.0.2952.71 on Ubuntu 18.04.1. I can open the external links if Firefox ...
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Document viewer (evince) couldn't open pdf when system upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04

I just upgraded the system from 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. Everything works fine until I tried to open pdf. It seems the document viewer could not open pdf files that look normal previously. However, ...
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evince menus missing/scattered

Recently, the evince menus in the unity global menu bar have mostly gone missing on both my desktop and my laptop. Currently, there is only one pretty useless menu, "Document Viewer", in that bar. I ...
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Evince crashes in Ubuntu 18.04 (fontconfig error)

Evince crashes every time i try to launch it on a recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 server: Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-fonts-persian.conf", line 272: mismatched tag Fontconfig error: "/...
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letters with diacritic marks disappearing in Evince Document Viewer

Letters with diacritic marks disappear in forms viewed with Evince Document viewer 3.18.2: However, there is no problem typing letters with diacritic marks into the form: I have the relevant Latvian ...
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Evince “Open Containing Folder” shows “Could not open the containing folder” (Permission denied)

When I open a pdf file using evince and then choose File > Open Containing Folder, then an error message gets shown, stating: Could not open the containing folder Failed to execute child process "...
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Document Viewer Defaulting to Inverted Colors

Recently, when I use Document Viewer (Evince 3.18.2) to look at a PDF (especially one I made by printing to a file), it comes out in inverted color mode (white type on a black background). I can ...
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How to edit the Table of Contents in a PDF?

How can I edit the Table of Contents (also called Outline in Evince) in a PDF file? For example, if I see a typo in the Table of Contents, how can I edit it to fix it myself? Or if I want to add more ...
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pdf font mangling on printing mixed results

I use pdflatex to produce many pdfs for my professional life. I'm getting mixed results on the font printing correctly when I print to a network HP 600 M602. I'm using the HP LaserJet 600 M602, ...
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Integration of Emacs/LuaLaTeX with Evince/Zathura not working in Ubuntu 18.04. How can I fix it?

After my recent upgrade (per new install) to Ubuntu 18.04, I have started having quite some troubles with my tool chain (Emacs, Lualatex, Evince). I am using forward/backward search to approximate ...
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pdf viewer withour javascript enabled

I'm searching for a good, simple PDF viewer without javascript support. This link says that Evince does not have javascript support but may in future. I want a PDF viewer that has no javascript ...
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How can I rename bookmarks in evince?

When adding a bookmark in evince it simply adds the page number. How can one rename the bookmarks?
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Keyboard shortcuts for evince annotation?

I would like to make c a shortcut for inserting a comment and h a shortcut for highlighting. Other keyboard shortcuts could do, e.g., if modifier keys are required. Pressing one of these keys would be ...
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evince uses the wrong path for my browser when I click on a link, how can I fix it?

As the title say, I can see that the path evince uses is wrong. I have SeaMonkey version 2.49.2, as evince is trying to use version 2.33.1. I looked around and so far I can't see what evince would ...
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Is it possible for Evince to print PDFs “3-up”?

I would like to print a PDF from Evince with three-pages-to-one. With Adobe Reader 9.5.5, it's possible to do this: But Evince uses a different print setup (of course), which only allows printing "...
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Why can't evince open this pdf issued by my bank while adobe pdf reader can? [duplicate]

When I'm trying out a PDF which is a form fill PDF given to me by my bank for signing up to a business account Evince (3.26.0) just shows me the following Which is not very helpful. I waited for 10 ...
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LibreOffice Writer - export as PDF - disable copying of content

In LibreOffice Writer Version: 5.1.6.2 - export as PDF, I try to disable copying the content. I.e. I don't want people to open the PDF file with a PDF viewer application and copy the content (text) ...
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How to open a link in a PDF with the error: “Unable to open external link. Failed to execute child process “sh” (Permission denied)”?

I have a similar problem to this unanswered question. When I click on a link in a PDF document using evince, I get the error: "Unable to open external link. Failed to execute child process “sh” (...
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Evince animation only works in GNOME Xorg

I noted that my (latex) beamer presentations that include animations in the evince pdf viewer can only be displayed if I log into my Xorg session - instead of wayland. Is this the supposed behavior? ...
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Video in evince in presentation mode

I have created a presentation with the LaTeX Beamer class that contains a video. If I open the pdf file (with evince) not in presentation mode everything is fine. I can start the video with a simple ...
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The package evince needs to be reinstalled

sudo apt-get upgrade gives me following error E: The package evince needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. I tried sudo dpkg --clear-avail && sudo apt-get update ...
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How to repair evince / Document Viewer after Comic Books uninstall and evince reinstall?

Previously I discussed uninstalling Comic Books and then reinstalling evince. Now the software is broken: It will not load. 'evince' doesn't show up in the Launcher; I must search 'Document Viewer', ...
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Why is evince duplicated as Comic Books in Ubuntu Software?

I installed an update to evince, and also saw an update for 'Comic Books' which appeared identical. I installed both updates, then realized I'm not using this PC for comic books and uninstalled that ...
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latex and evince

When I compile a latex file with the text editor I use (Sublime text) it updates my pdf file in Evince and switches back correctly to my sublime. However, Evince tries to help me by indicating with a ...