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SparkyJones
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PDF Viewer, Ghost View

If your on the go in an office environment, PDF files are a must.

I work for the Marine Corps, and use a lot of PDF files, but sadly our computer systems are contracted out to EDS. So no one has rights to install things, and on some machines Adobe isn't there. Sometimes that just puts us in between a rock and a hard place.

GhostView is a great opensource PDF viewer. I believe it would be well worth the time and effort to make it portable. Also why not include Ghost Script so people can also create PDF files. The cost of the Adobe program to create PDF files is outrageous and would be benificial to a lot of people.

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

Thank you,
Adam Vincent
USMC

Steve Lamerton
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As you are looking for a PDF

As you are looking for a PDF viewer I would try Foxit

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

It is completely portable (to my knowladge) and works just great.

Yours

Steve Lamerton

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Actually...

As far as I know, Foxit write files to the registry and the Application Data folder of Windows.

Perhaps it should be made completely portable?
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Hm.

FoxIt PDF reader is portable, apparently, and you can use Portable OpenOffice.org to make PDF files.

Can you tell us where GhostView stores its settings?

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mauro.bieg
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not Free Software

Unfortunately Foxit is not Free Software or Open Source Software. But it's freeware (which means free of cost) and it works basically...

Ryan McCue
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We know

but everyone uses it.
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naos
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CORRECT

I use foxit reader portable, but after several use I don't have found any registry entry

cch
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Are you sure? I used regshot

Are you sure? I used regshot to exam foxit reader and found tons of entry, compared with other tiny, non-installed program.

By the way, is there a way to delete all entry from foxit reader?
Can someone write a small program to do that?

naos
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Foxit reader

I agree it leave several entry in the host PC registry,

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Use portable Fx with the pdf

Use portable Fx with the pdf plugin. Local files don't bring Fx to a grinding halt, only ones from the internet do.

Vintage!

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Scratch that. Fx opens

Scratch that. Fx opens Acrobat reader inside itself.

Vintage!

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Portable GsView

Here it is, portable GsView:

Yo have to make this tree with installed software:

.\Portable GsView\ghostgum\gsview\*.*
.\Portable GsView\ghostgum\pstotext\*.*
.\Portable GsView\ghostgum\gsview32.ini (down for this)

.\Portable GsView\gs\fonts\*.*
.\Portable GsView\gs\gs8.53\*.*

.\Portable GsView\PortableGsView.exe (compiled PortableGsView.au3 to PortableGsView.exe)

PortableGsView.au3-------------------------------

#NoTrayIcon

$exefile=(@ScriptDir & "\ghostgum\gsview\gsview32.exe")

If FileExists($exefile) Then

EnvSet("GS_VERSION", "8.53")
EnvSet("GSVIEW_VERSION", "4.8")

IniWrite(@ScriptDir & "\ghostgum\gsview32.ini", "GSview-4.8", "GhostscriptDLL",@ScriptDir & "\gs\gs8.53\bin\gsdll32.dll")
IniWrite(@ScriptDir & "\ghostgum\gsview32.ini", "GSview-4.8", "GhostscriptEXE",@ScriptDir & "\gs\gs8.53\bin\gswin32c.exe")
IniWrite(@ScriptDir & "\ghostgum\gsview32.ini", "GSview-4.8", "GhostscriptInclude",@ScriptDir & "\gs\gs8.53\lib;" & @ScriptDir & "\gs\fonts;" & @ScriptDir & "\gs\gs8.53\Resource")

FileCopy(@ScriptDir & "\ghostgum\gsview32.ini",@UserProfileDir,1)

Select
Case $CmdLine[0] = 0
$PID = Run($exefile)
ProcessWaitClose($PID)
Case Else
$PID = Run($exefile & " " & $CmdLine[1])
ProcessWaitClose($PID)
EndSelect

FileCopy(@UserProfileDir & "\gsview32.ini",@ScriptDir & "\ghostgum\",1)
FileDelete(@UserProfileDir & "\gsview32.ini")

Exit

EndIf
MsgBox(0, "Error", "No se encuentra el archivo -> " & $exefile )
Exit

gsview32.ini----------------------------------

[GSview-4.8]
Version=4.8
GSversion=704
Configured=1
GhostscriptDLL=H:\Portable\Visores\Texto\GsView\gs\gs8.53\bin\gsdll32.dll
GhostscriptEXE=H:\Portable\Visores\Texto\GsView\gs\gs8.53\bin\gswin32c.exe
GhostscriptInclude=H:\Portable\Visores\Texto\GsView\gs\gs8.53\lib;H:\Portable\Visores\Texto\GsView\gs\fonts;H:\Portable\Visores\Texto\GsView\gs\gs8.53\Resource
GhostscriptOther=-dNOPLATFONTS -sFONTPATH="c:\psfonts"

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