XPDF – A lightweight PDF Viewing tool In Ubuntu Linux


If you have ever used any Linux based PDF readers then you might have noticed that most of them take a lot of time to render the PDF files especially if the file has high resolution images. Now, you can view your PDF documents quickly with the help of XPDF. It has a very user-friendly interface and it takes a significantly less amount of memory.

Run the following simple command in the terminal to install it.

sudo apt-get install xpdf

Once the installation is complete, you can launch it from Applications > Graphics > XPDF. It does not contain any menu bar, simply right click the main window and choose your desired option from the list of available options.

 xpdf viewer

It offers you options to open PDF file in a new window, save it as a different format, view it in the full screen mode, rotate clockwise and counterclockwise, zoom the selected area etc. The navigation to the next, previous, first and last page can be done with the help of the respective icons located in the bottom of the XPDF window , you may also print documents from the print option. This is the most popular PDF reader for all Linux and Unix based systems. Enjoy!