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Comment by Xeogin
about Evince · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

I've been downloading a lot of PDF viewers, and after downloading this one, I was instantly in love. It didn't crash when I pushed it like Sumatra. It has previews on the side, it's very fast, has great text selection, and it's always active, unlike Foxit's nastiness. The only issues I had were how it wanted to install in Application Data, which was easy to fix, and my only current issue: It opens the same, tiny size each time. There may be a setting somewhere, but I'd like it to open at 100% each time.


Comment by maxon
about Evince · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Good program, but it didn't copy text from PDF to clipboard - what a disappointment =(


That only happens in certain pdf, usually made from old documents, because they are images scanned from the original source.

Great but have some issue

Comment by grea09
about Evince and Windows 7 · Aug 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

Probably the best PDF reader out there. Have even a windows version. The only flaw is the lack of support of underlined annotation in PDF.


Hi, it is good app. but it doesn't support annotation on Linux (I have stable ver 3.4 on LUbuntu 12.04) .
Also their official feature list doesn't say it supports comments ?!
( i got there from )

So i think someone should change description of this app on , since "adding and editing PDF annotations (comments)." is not in Linux yet.

On my Linux system Anotation works correctly.

Comment by nitrofurano
about Evince · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

since Evince can read comicbook files, Comical can be considered as alternative


Install Evince on Mac

Comment by aint
about Evince · Oct 2012 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

How to install on mac?


I have no experience with Mac, but it should go as follows:

The basic idea behind MacPorts is that it allows a user running Mac OS X to easily download, compile and install various programs, Gentoo-style. Their docs are rather extensive so you should simply try to follow them attentively.