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NAME

       qpdfview - tabbed document viewer

SYNOPSIS

       qpdfview [options] [--] [file[#page]] [file[#src:name:line:column]] ...

DESCRIPTION

       qpdfview  is  a simple viewer for document files in the portable document format (PDF). It
       uses the Poppler library for rendering and the Qt toolkit for its interface.

OPTIONS

       --help Displays usage information.

       --quiet
              Suppresses warning messages which are displayed if the  program  fails  to  open  a
              file.

       --search text
              Initiates a search for text in the current tab.

       --unique
              If  an  instance of qpdfview is started with this option, any files that are opened
              using this option afterwards, are opened as tabs in the original window. If a  file
              is already opened in a tab of the original window, it is merely reloaded.

       --instance name
              Uses  name  as  the  name of the instance contacted or created using the "--unique"
              option. This allows one to run multiple instances and  remotely  open  and  refresh
              tabs  in  any  of them by passing the instance name. The argument must only contain
              the characters "[A-Z][a-z][0-9]_" and must not begin with a digit.

       --choose-instance
              Can be combined with the "--unique" option to display a dialog  at  start-up  where
              the  instance  name  can  be  chosen  with  all  instances that have tabs stored as
              suggestions.

       [file[#page]]
              file specifies the file to open. The optional parameter page opens the file at  the
              given page. Multiple files will be opened in separate tabs.

       [file[#src:name:line:column]]
              Forward  search using SyncTeX is performed using the optional parameters name which
              is the name of the source file, line which is the line number in  the  source  file
              and column which is the column number in the source file where the number 0 matches
              all lines respectively columns.

INTER-PROCESS COMMUNICATION

       If the program is invoked using the "--unique" option, it registers an  introspectable  D-
       Bus  interface  at  "local.qpdfview/MainWindow"  which can be used to communicate with the
       application. If the "--instance" option is used, the  D-Bus  interface  is  registered  at
       "local.qpdfview.name/MainWindow".

CONFIGURATION FILES

       qpdfview uses configuration files usually located at
              "~/.config/qpdfview"
       with the majority of settings contained in "qpdfview.conf".

       Persitent state like per-file settings, bookmarks and tabs is stored in an SQLite database
       usually located at
              "~/.local/share/data/qpdfview/qpdfview".

       The icon theme used by Qt can be changed by setting the key  "iconTheme"  in  the  section
       "mainWindow".  The  application-wide  Qt  style  sheet  can  be changed by setting the key
       "styleSheet" in the section "mainWindow".

       The tile size in pixels used for tiled rendering  can  be  adjusted  by  setting  the  key
       "tileSize" in the section "pageItem". The default value is 1024 pixels.

       The   minimum   resp.   maximum  scale  factor  can  be  modified  by  changing  the  keys
       "minimumScaleFactor" resp. "maximumScaleFactor" in the section "documentView". The default
       values are 0.1 resp. 10.0.

       The  timeout  for  auto-refresh  resp.  prefetch  can  be  changed  by  setting  the  keys
       "autoRefreshTimeout" resp. "prefetchTimeout" in the section "documentView".  The  defaults
       are 750 resp. 250 milliseconds.

       The   maximum   number   of  per-file  settings  can  be  modified  by  changing  the  key
       "perFileSettingsLimit" in the section "mainWindow". The default value is 1000.

EXAMPLES

              The command
       qpdfview foo.pdf#3 bar.pdf
              opens "foo.pdf" in the first tab displaying the third  page  of  the  document  and
              "bar.pdf" in the second tab displaying the beginning of the document.

              The command
       qpdfview --quiet foobar/*
              opens  all  files that can be opened in the directory "foobar", suppressing warning
              messages for files that cannot be opened.

              The command
       qpdfview --search foo bar.pdf
              opens "bar.pdf" in the first tab and starts a search for "foo".

              Subsequent execution of the commands
       qpdfview --unique foo.pdf bar.pdf
              and
       qpdfview --unique foo.pdf#5
              opens "foo.pdf" and "bar.pdf", then reloads "foo.pdf" and displays its fifth page.

              Subsequent execution of the commands
       qpdfview --unique foo.pdf
              and
       qpdfview bar.pdf
              and
       qpdfview --unique foo1.pdf bar1.pdf
              opens "foo.pdf" in the  first  window,  "bar.pdf"  in  a  second  window  and  then
              "foo1.pdf" and "bar1.pdf" in additional tabs in the first window.

              Subsequent execution of the commands
       qpdfview --unique --instance a foo1.pdf bar1.pdf
              and
       qpdfview --unique --instance b foo2.pdf bar2.pdf
              and
       qpdfview --unique foo3.pdf bar3.pdf
              and
       qpdfview --unique --instance a foo1.pdf#4 bar4.pdf
              opens  "foo1.pdf"  and "bar1.pdf" in the first window, "foo2.pdf" and "bar2.pdf" in
              the second window, "foo3.pdf" and "bar3.pdf" in the third window and  then  reloads
              "foo1.pdf"  and  displays its fourth page and opens "bar4.pdf" in an additional tab
              in the first window.

              Subsequent execution of the commands
       qpdfview --unique --instance a foo.pdf bar.pdf
              and
       qpdfview --unique --instance a --search foobar
              opens "foo.pdf" and "bar.pdf" in a window and then starts a  search  for  the  term
              "foobar" in the document in the active tab (which is the last opened "bar.pdf").

              The command
       qpdfview --unique foobar.pdf#src:foobar.tex:42:0
              opens  or  refreshes  "foobar.pdf"  jumping  to  and highlighting the position that
              corresponds to line 42 of the source file "foobar.tex".

              The lines
       [documentView]
       autoRefreshTimeout=1250
       [mainWindow]
       styleSheet="QTabBar::tab { max-width: 150px; }"
              will configure the auto-refresh timeout to 1250 milliseconds  and  the  change  the
              maximum tab width to 150 pixel.

BUGS

       If you find a bug, please report it at
              "https://launchpad.net/qpdfview".

                                            July 2012                                 QPDFVIEW(1)