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; {{Keys|C-x C-f}} myfile.pdf  
 
; {{Keys|C-x C-f}} myfile.pdf  
: This should display the pdf file.  On GNU/Linux systems, this works out of the box.  If this command doesn't work, install or configure the various programs.
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: This should display the pdf file.  On GNU/Linux systems, this works out of the box.  If this command doesn't work, install or configure the various programs under {{CustomizeGroup|doc-view}}.
  
 
; {{CommandKeys|C-c C-c|image-toggle-display}}
 
; {{CommandKeys|C-c C-c|image-toggle-display}}
 
: When in Docview-mode, this will toggle between text format and it's image representation.  This can be useful for directly modifying PDF files, for instance.
 
: When in Docview-mode, this will toggle between text format and it's image representation.  This can be useful for directly modifying PDF files, for instance.

Revision as of 21:40, 27 March 2012

Docview is the document viewer within Emacs. Use this library to view non-text files like pdf, odt etc without leaving Emacs. It works by converting a file to an image and then displaying the image in an Emacs buffer.

[C-x C-f] myfile.pdf
This should display the pdf file. On GNU/Linux systems, this works out of the box. If this command doesn't work, install or configure the various programs under M-x customize-group RET doc-view RET.
[C-c C-c] (or M-x image-toggle-display)
When in Docview-mode, this will toggle between text format and it's image representation. This can be useful for directly modifying PDF files, for instance.