Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249155
evince does not correctly display pdf (unless you select text)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:10 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm expiriencing serious problems with evince since fedora 7. there exists many
"types" of pdf's which evince cannot display. sometimes there seems to be no
content, sometimes there is a cryptic view of it.
after you select the text you can read it right way. these problems were not
existing in fc6.
on the specific pdfs always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open some type of pdfs
wrong display (unless you select text)
correct display of pdf
attached you can find a pdf which cannot be correctly displayed....if I open the
first page I can see only "pock" if I select text I can see the whole text
"Poket PC Phone"....
Created attachment 159727 [details]
pdf which is not correctly displayed
A can confirm this bug
This files can be normally viewed with xpdf
Created attachment 160599 [details]
Texas Instruments TPS65020 Datasheet
I can confirm this bug as well. This Texas Instruments TPS65020 Datasheet that
can be downloaded from
http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/tps65020.html does not seem to
render right in evince (evince-0.8.2-1.fc7). As soon as some text is selected
it magically appears. Same PDF works just fine with xpdf.
I can also confirm this bug. See the attached Arbitron Satellite Radio ratings
PDF. Evince fails to render the text in the tables from page 4 onward.
The document works properly in Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 and 8.0 on Windows.
Created attachment 236681 [details]
Arbitron National Satellite Report
Just for Information. On the now published Fedora8 the bug doesent exist any
Due to this is solved in Fedora8 I'll close this bug.