Commit 92bb6c52 authored by Tassilo Horn's avatar Tassilo Horn
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* misc.texi (Document View): Update DocView section with newly

supported document formats.
parent 291cc045
2010-12-30 Tassilo Horn <tassilo@member.fsf.org>
* misc.texi (Document View): Update DocView section with newly
supported document formats.
2010-12-21 Chong Yidong <cyd@stupidchicken.com>
* killing.texi: Resection the Info version to conform to the
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@cindex PDF file
@cindex PS file
@cindex Postscript file
@cindex OpenDocument file
@cindex Microsoft Office file
@cindex DocView mode
@cindex mode, DocView
@cindex document viewer (DocView)
@findex doc-view-mode
DocView mode (@code{doc-view-mode}) is a viewer for DVI, Postscript
(PS), and PDF documents. It provides features such as slicing,
zooming, and searching inside documents. It works by converting the
document to a set of images using the @command{gs} (GhostScript)
command, and displaying those images.
(PS), PDF, OpenDocument, and Microsoft Office documents. It provides
features such as slicing, zooming, and searching inside documents. It
works by converting the document to a set of images using the
@command{gs} (GhostScript) command and other external tools
@footnote{@code{gs} is a hard requirement. For DVI files,
@code{dvipdf} or @code{dvipdfm} is needed. For OpenDocument and
Microsoft Office documents, the @code{unoconv} tool is needed.}, and
displaying those images.
@findex doc-view-toggle-display
@findex doc-view-toggle-display
@cindex doc-view-minor-mode
When you visit a PDF or DVI file, Emacs automatically switches to
DocView mode. When you visit a Postscript file, Emacs switches to PS
mode, a major mode for editing Postscript files as text; however, it
also enables DocView minor mode, so you can type @kbd{C-c C-c} to view
the document with DocView. (PDF and DVI files, unlike Postscript
files, are not usually human-editable.) In either case, repeating
@kbd{C-c C-c} (@code{doc-view-toggle-display}) toggles between DocView
and the file text.
When you visit a document file with the exception of Postscript
files, Emacs automatically switches to DocView mode if possible
@footnote{The needed external tools for this document type have to be
available, emacs needs to run in a graphical frame, and PNG image
support has to be compiled into emacs. If any of these requirements
is not fulfilled, DocView falls back to an appropriate mode.}. When
you visit a Postscript file, Emacs switches to PS mode, a major mode
for editing Postscript files as text; however, it also enables DocView
minor mode, so you can type @kbd{C-c C-c} to view the document with
DocView. (PDF and DVI files, unlike Postscript files, are not usually
human-editable.) In either case, repeating @kbd{C-c C-c}
(@code{doc-view-toggle-display}) toggles between DocView and the file
text.
You can explicitly toggle DocView mode with the command @code{M-x
doc-view-mode}, and DocView minor mode with the command @code{M-x
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