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How can we handle PDF documents in Emacs ?


Docview is the builtin mode to view non-text documents like PDF and odt files. It works by transforming files to an image and displaying the image.

It is less advanced than the following packages though.


pdf-tools, advanced pdf viewer

pdf-tools aims to be, among other things, a DocView replacement. It can do many more things, like interactive searches, annotations, outline, kill some text from the pdf, and some more.