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Re: what is "Document Viewer"?



Kevin Kofler wrote:
brian wrote:
Thanks, Sam & Georgi. I'm having a little PDF issue: ghostscript is
complaining but Document Viewer is not. I needed to know that app is for
debugging info. This is perfect.

Yet another reason why programs should be named with their actual name in
the menus, not some generic name. :-/ This crap really needs to get fixed.

I think you have lost sight of the user here, the average user would see "evince" in a menu and have zero idea what it is and does. It is a meaningless collections of vowels and consonants which are unrelated to the function. The name of the application should be available, but not at the expense of something useful to typical user.
  document viewer (evince)
  document viewer (xpdf)
for examples.

Having the document viewer in graphics is probably not optimal, but there isn't a perfect place on the menus, maybe "office" is a bit more intuitive.

FYI, for next time, the easiest way to figure out what something
like "Document Viewer" actually is is to go to Help / About within the
program.

In a perfect world there would be a click to get a useful description off the menu. Until then "about" is a good thing to remember.

I find that I learn about a bunch of obscurely named packages by reading the packages released feed or newsgroup. The one paragraph description is enough to decide if a package might be useful, and wherever they come from it would be nice to have a package->description tool. Or maybe we do and I just haven't read about it yet. ;-)

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Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
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the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot


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