acroread on the amd64
Ernst W. Winter
ewinter at ewinter.org
Wed Nov 24 12:45:22 PST 2004
On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Chuck Robey wrote:
> > > Trying to get apsfilter working, and it wants acroread, so I'm
> > > going to *try* that first. In my own experience, although it's
> > > rare, there ARE those docs that get read by acroread, and not
> > > by xpdf, I've seen them.
> > >
> > well I never used that option and with xpdf there where a time
> > when there where some hickups, but so far no more, also as I said
> > there is gpdf and it works well and I have seen others with kde
> > that do the job well, so far I have collected some Gigabyte of
> > documents as I do research for people and neve had any problems
> > and do I can't comment on Acroread either.
> Well, you did say (above) that you didn't try acroread, so I guess
> you probably didn't even realize that one of the files that you
> might have given up on, "garbage", actually might have printed with
> acroread. Not common .... maybe not worth the work, I dunno, the
Hmm, so far I had no problem, as I can convert it to something else.
I have some experinece with that, and I can assre you since I started
with Unix (that was with 386BSD form Bill Jollitz) and I never used
any WINdum software as I'm very content with what FreeBSD has to
offer. I tmight not be always there when you want it, but on the
other hand I have learned to live with many things and found some
nice conversions for various documents.
I just had a example that someone sent me a *rtf and as a dcoument
and the second part as *doc and you can just load them up with
Abiword and convert them or print them and also manipulate them and
then conver them again. I LOVE it!!!
> damn install from Adobe is very , very unfriendly, I will have to
> hack the heck out of it to get it to work, not sure I want to
> invest all that skullsweat.
Why should you? I lived without and never used it and have nice life
and do many conversions and there is enough software around to mak
my life easy.
> I do know how to do that, but I don't think it's worth too much
Why bother, there are too many things around in the Unix world that
can do wonders with some of the conversions.
Ernst Winter ewinter at ewinter.org "Nec scire fas est onmnia" --Horaz
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