Bug 393471 - Evince Does Not Correctly Display PDF Unless You Select Text
Evince Does Not Correctly Display PDF Unless You Select Text
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: poppler (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-20 19:20 EST by Adam D. Ligas
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:55 EDT (History)
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Arbitron National Satellite Report - Spring 2007 (249.27 KB, application/pdf)
2007-11-20 19:20 EST, Adam D. Ligas
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Description Adam D. Ligas 2007-11-20 19:20:53 EST
Description of problem:
When opening certain PDFs in Evince, the document comes up partially blank.  It
is only when you select the text in the document that it appears and becomes
readable.  It returns to a blank/unreadable status if you undo the text selection.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
100% with an affected document

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open PDF in Evince
2. See text in PDF is missing
3. Select text with cursor, becomes readable
4. Unselect text with cursor, becomes unreadable again
Actual results:
PDF is unreadable without selecting the text

Expected results:
PDF should be readable without needing to select text

Additional info:
Same as previously closed Fedora 7 bug 249155.  Could not find a way to reopen
and bump version.
The missing text in the attached PDF starts at the table on page 4, and runs to
the end of the document on page 11.
Comment 1 Adam D. Ligas 2007-11-20 19:20:53 EST
Created attachment 265591 [details]
Arbitron National Satellite Report - Spring 2007
Comment 2 Adam D. Ligas 2007-12-10 03:32:56 EST
Bug continues to exist in evince-2.20.2-1.fc8
Comment 3 Adam D. Ligas 2007-12-10 03:51:31 EST
Went ahead and also filed the bug upstream.  Gnome Bug # 502806.
Comment 4 Adam D. Ligas 2008-06-21 02:05:18 EDT
Bug continues in 2.22.2 in F9.  Ticket updated.

Updated upstream ticket as well.
Comment 5 Adam D. Ligas 2008-11-16 22:59:01 EST
Determined to be bug in poppler by upstream, changing component:

Bug continues with following packages/versions:


Also re-filed upstream with poppler:
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