Artifex MuPDF [PDF, XPS & ebook viewer]

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Artifex MuPDF [PDF, XPS & ebook viewer]

#1 Post by I am Baas » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:58 am

a lightweight PDF viewer and parser/rendering library
http://mupdf.com/

Download @ http://mupdf.com/download/ or @ http://ccxvii.net/mupdf/download/

Manual available here or by right-clicking on the title bar of an open pdf and selecting 'About MuPDF...'

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Re: MuPDF

#2 Post by smaragdus » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:57 pm

The MuPDF manual has a new page- http://mupdf.com/docs/manual.

However the short-cut keys are not intuitive (traditional keys like Home, End and F11 do not work), cannot be re-mapped and are not well-documented (I had to guess that g opens first page- it is only documented that G opens last page) but I cannot find a key for opening of a new document without exiting MuPDF.

Besides PDF files MuPDF can also open EPUB, CBZ and XPS files.

Usually I appreciate bare bones programs but this is one is not to my liking.

MuPDF is licensed under Affero GNU General Public License.

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Re: MuPDF

#3 Post by I am Baas » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:07 pm

@smaragdus

Sumatra PDF is using the MuPDF library for rendering PDFs.

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Re: MuPDF

#4 Post by smaragdus » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:35 pm

@I am Baas
Thanks for the info. It seems that MuPDF doesn't save any settings but I haven't checked the registry. By the way the latest version of MuPDF is 1.8.

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Re: MuPDF

#5 Post by Midas » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:49 am

MuPDF 1.9a released, dated 2016-04-26 (changelog at http://mupdf.com/news).
README.txt author wrote:MuPDF is a lightweight PDF, XPS, EPUB and CBZ viewer and parser/rendering library. The renderer in MuPDF is tailored for high quality anti-aliased graphics. It renders text with metrics and spacing accurate to within fractions of a pixel for the highest fidelity in reproducing the look of a printed page on screen. MuPDF is also small, fast, and yet complete. We support PDF 1.7 with transparency, encryption, hyperlinks, annotations, search and many other bells and whistles.
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Included in the Windows archive download is command line tool mutool, which was recently the subject of a third party review:

All of this is relevant because MuPDF info is sparse in the extreme -- e.g., the only mention I could find concerning the difference between 'mupdf.exe' and 'mupdf-gl.exe' was at http://boards.4chan.org/wsr/thread/194317#p194358 (BTW, if that proves to be true, you only need the first executable for common use...).

EDIT: Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MuPDF.

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Re: MuPDF

#6 Post by Midas » Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:59 pm

Old topic update: MuPDF v1.18.0 released 2020-10-07 (changelog at https://mupdf.com/release_history.html).

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