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evince is the default PDF tool on DICE. Annotation is only supported with the newer version on Ubuntu. For more details see a comparing evince with acroread.)

google-chrome displays PDF well.

pdfedit can edit PDF.

Adobe Acroread remains available on SL7 but is not provided with our Ubuntu environment. We do not recommend acroread (except where other PDF tools will not render the document) because:

  • It was discontinued in 2013
  • It almost certainly has unpatched security problems
  • It is now extremely unreliable
  • It is not open source so its problems cannot be fixed
  • It may well shortly be impossible even to install on SL7.
Last reviewed: 
07/12/2020

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