[OS X Emacs] Re: Can't Make Doc-View Work
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Mar 11 13:26:43 EST 2010
Am 11.03.2010 um 17:46 schrieb David Reitter:
> what are the advantages of doc-view?
You can look at common graphics files which are not supported by GNU
Emacs (image-mode) and without needing any external applications, just
some small utilities. Mac OS X has no viewers for PS, EPS, or DVI,
just convertors for the first two types. Because of the need for a
built-in viewer for PS, EPS, PDF, DVI doc-view was developed.
To view DVI files, which AFAIK only TeX produces, you need dvipdfm
which comes with TeX. Otherwise dvips is used, which comes with TeX as
well. It produces PS output (dvipdfm produces PDF). To view PS or PDF
file types just Ghostscript is needed, which is an utility no-one,
presumingly, wants to miss.
> Can one copy text out of PDF with Emacs, or use search functions?
No. Who needs this? And for what? Isn't it much easier to copy from
the TeX source?! Do you copy texts from TIFF or PNG files or the SVG
and bitmap files which are used in GNU Emacs to report the incorrect
spelling of a button's title text? Anyway, when you install the xpdf
suite you, or doc-view, can use pdftotext to extract text from the PDF
The doc-view documentation mentions search functions. I don't know
whether I ever used one...
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