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Bug 585572 - Evince doesn't display multiple-PDFs-inlined PDF
Evince doesn't display multiple-PDFs-inlined PDF
Product: evince
Classification: Core
Component: PDF
Other Linux
: Normal minor
: ---
Assigned To: Evince Maintainers
Evince Maintainers
: 706918 734671 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-06-12 14:55 UTC by Tobias Mueller
Modified: 2016-09-11 09:19 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Inlined PDF package (256.00 KB, application/pdf)
2009-06-12 14:55 UTC, Tobias Mueller

Description Tobias Mueller 2009-06-12 14:55:15 UTC
I have created a "PDF Package" with Adobe Acrobat on Windows which contains a PDF.
The Acrobat Reader displays the inlined PDF, while Evince only shows a cover page.

I expected Evince to display the inlined PDF as the Acrobat Reader does.
Comment 1 Tobias Mueller 2009-06-12 14:55:49 UTC
Created attachment 136442 [details]
Inlined PDF package
Comment 2 Emmanuel Fleury 2009-11-06 14:30:35 UTC
Confirmed in 2.29.1 (git master).

However, this is most likely a poppler issue.
Comment 3 Tobias Mueller 2009-11-06 14:42:27 UTC
Are you going to forward that to fdo then?
Comment 4 Germán Poo-Caamaño 2013-06-15 07:04:59 UTC
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See report in
Comment 5 Germán Poo-Caamaño 2013-08-27 20:33:24 UTC
*** Bug 706918 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Germán Poo-Caamaño 2014-08-12 17:37:18 UTC
*** Bug 734671 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Germán Poo-Caamaño 2016-09-09 18:51:31 UTC
*** Bug 771133 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Paul Menzel 2016-09-10 09:14:37 UTC
Just for the record.

Opening the file with xpdf shows the same warning.

$ xpdf -v
xpdf version 3.04
Copyright 1996-2014 Glyph & Cog, LLC
$ dpkg -l xpdf
Gewünscht=Unbekannt/Installieren/R=Entfernen/P=Vollständig Löschen/Halten
| Status=Nicht/Installiert/Config/U=Entpackt/halb konFiguriert/
         Halb installiert/Trigger erWartet/Trigger anhängig
|/ Fehler?=(kein)/R=Neuinstallation notwendig (Status, Fehler: GROSS=schlecht)
||/ Name           Version      Architektur  Beschreibung
ii  xpdf           3.04-1+b1    i386         Portable Document Format (PDF) re

Firefox 45.3.0 displays the PDF form just fine.

I overlooked, that there is an option in Evince to open embedded documents. In my case, I am unable to choose the program to open it with, and Akonadi tries to open it. That doesn’t look right.

The libpoppler folks say, as it works with Okular, there is no bug with libpoppler, but with Evince.

Who is right?
Comment 9 Paul Menzel 2016-09-11 09:19:43 UTC
(In reply to Paul Menzel from comment #8)


> Firefox 45.3.0 displays the PDF form just fine.

I am sorry. This statement is false. I mixed up the non-form version of the file, with the form one. It also doesn’t display.