EtymologyFrom evincer (old spelling of évincer), from evincere, "to conquer entirely, to prevail over, to prove exhaustively," from e- (an intesifier) + vincere, "to conquer."
Pronunciation/"i.vIns/ or /"I.vIns/ or /"E.vIns/
- Rhymes: -ɪns
to show or demonstrate clearly
Evince is a document viewer for both PDF and PostScript documents for the GNOME desktop environment. The goal of Evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on GNOME with a single, simple application.
Evince has been included in GNOME since GNOME 2.12, released on 7 September 2005. It is written mainly in C, with a small part (the code that interfaces with poppler) written in C++.
Evince began as a rewrite of GPdf, which most people thought was getting unwieldy to maintain. In a short period of time it surpassed the functionality of GPdf. GPdf and GGV, the default Postscript viewer in GNOME, are no longer maintained.
- Search: Integrated search that displays the number of results found and highlights the results on the page.
- Page thumbnails: Thumbnails of pages show quick reference for page navigation within a document. Evince's thumbnails are available in the left sidebar of the viewer.
- Page indexing: For documents that support indexes Evince gives the option of showing the document index for quick moving from one section to another.
- Selection: Evince allows selecting text in PDF files.
- Dual: Evince may show two pages (left, right) at a time.
Supported document formats
Evince supports many different single and multipage document formats. Here is the list of formats that are currently supported.
Possible or planned to support
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