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Viewing Acrobat PDF docs

Contributed by: Scot Hacker
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

There’s no official port of Adobe Acrobat for BeOS (yet), but there are two different applications which make it possible to view PDF files on BeOS.

By far the most popular is Hubert Figuiere’s BePDF, which handles most (but not all) Acrobat files floating around out there.

Alternatively, download and install Jake Hamby’s Ghostscript viewer. Follow the installation instructions in the readme, and from then on you’ll be able to type

 gs DocumentName.pdf

to bring that file up in the Ghostscript viewer (which handles PostScript and PDF files alike).

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