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Thread: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

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    HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    Evince is a GTK+ PDF and PS viewer to replace gpdf/xpdf/acroread and ggv, and it's open source (woohoo). Using mozplugger you can embed all sorts of stuff into Mozilla and/or Firefox like media players and openoffice. There is another HOWTO on how to embed totem here in this forum at http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=17727

    First make sure you have Evince and mozplugger installed (duh). Both of them are in the Hoary universe repositories. I assume you know how to do that...

    Now open up /etc/mozpluggerrc in your favorite text editor with superuser priveleges. Here's how to do it with gedit:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/mozpluggerrc
    Wherever you see this:
    application/pdf: pdf: PDF file
    application/x-pdf: pdf: PDF file
    text/pdf: pdf: PDF file
    text/x-pdf: pdf: PDF file

    and

    application/x-postscript: ps: PostScript file
    application/postscript: ps: PostScript file

    add this on the next line:
    Code:
    	repeat noisy swallow(evince) fill: evince "$file"
    Thats it! You dont even have to restart your browser. Enjoy.

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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    Here is a screenshot, of Adobe's official manual of Adobe Reader, in what else but PDF format. I thought that was pretty hilarious.
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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    Anyone tried using the Acrobat Reader 7.0 for linux in firefox?

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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    Anyone tried using the Acrobat Reader 7.0 for linux in firefox?
    The acroread package in the Marillat repo works fine. This guide will tell you how to add it [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/RestrictedFormats]

    If you really wanna use Adobe Reader 7 just install acroread and mozilla-acroread and you'll be in business. I really gotta recommend Evince, it has the ability to search unlike gpdf, and it uses GTK widgets, acroread looked pretty ugly. Acroread is noticably faster on rendering thumbails on some larger PDFS (lots of vector graphics slowed it down a bit for me) but overall I liked Evince better. Hope that helps =)

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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    Yes, it did. Thanks a LOT!

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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    This works with Epiphany, too . Personally, I prefer Epiphany to Firefox, as it's quicker to start and maintains a more consistent Gnome desktop look and feel.

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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny
    This works with Epiphany, too . Personally, I prefer Epiphany to Firefox, as it's quicker to start and maintains a more consistent Gnome desktop look and feel.
    If epiphany/galeon would be able to use firefox's plugins, I would love it. Adblock and all those extensions are just too good to be left unused.
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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    For some reason evince was removed from the ubuntu repositories. In the meantime, it is available from debian's. You will also need an updated libfontconfig1.
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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by bored2k
    If epiphany/galeon would be able to use firefox's plugins, I would love it. Adblock and all those extensions are just too good to be left unused.
    Just wait until Epiphany with its own Adblock extension hits Breezy.
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    Re: HOWTO: Embed PDFs with Evince in Mozilla/Firefox

    Outstanding!

    I for one prefer things this way, not having multiple windows open all the time.

    Now if anybody out there knows how to do this with Nautilus as well, that would be cool.

    Cheers.

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