Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 532946
evince is unable to zoom pdf files to be readable
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:24:01 EDT
Created attachment 367470 [details]
Description of problem:
Even zoomed into 400%, evince is using only 2/3rd the width of my screen, and hence the font size is too small to clearly see/read.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Occurs with all pdf documents on my computer, or freshly downloaded from the web. xpdf is able to appropriately zoom in on any of the pdfs have, and show the text in a readable format.
Also occurs with a second freshly created test user on the same machine.
Steps to Reproduce:
2. click a pdf file
choosing any of the zoom options causes the document to fill no more than 2/3rds width of the screen (even the fit width) option.
Let me zoom however far I need. Do not pretend to know at what zoom level I can actually read the screen.
Additional info: As far as I can remember, this has only occurred recently, yet there doesn't seem to have been updates to evince or poppler packages.
I guess it could be the result of some setting being randomly made.
I asked on Fedora list, but there were no takers on seeing the same issue.
Created attachment 367471 [details]
Created attachment 367472 [details]
screenshot@zoom=fit page width
Actually, looking more closely, there has been a recent update to poppler:
[root@davidtdesktop ~]# grep -E "poppler|evince" /var/log/yum.log
Feb 08 23:41:50 Updated: poppler-0.8.7-5.fc10.i386
Feb 08 23:42:57 Updated: poppler-glib-0.8.7-5.fc10.i386
Feb 08 23:42:58 Updated: poppler-qt-0.8.7-5.fc10.i386
Feb 08 23:42:59 Updated: poppler-qt4-0.8.7-5.fc10.i386
Feb 08 23:44:38 Updated: poppler-utils-0.8.7-5.fc10.i386
May 09 13:35:07 Updated: poppler-qt-0.10.5-1.fc11.i586
Jun 22 00:17:40 Updated: evince-2.26.2-1.fc11.i586
Jun 22 00:18:21 Updated: evince-djvu-2.26.2-1.fc11.i586
Jun 22 00:18:21 Updated: evince-dvi-2.26.2-1.fc11.i586
Jul 18 10:50:40 Updated: poppler-0.10.7-2.fc11.i586
Jul 18 10:51:28 Updated: poppler-glib-0.10.7-2.fc11.i586
Jul 18 10:51:33 Updated: poppler-utils-0.10.7-2.fc11.i586
Sep 22 21:39:19 Installed: poppler-qt4-0.10.7-2.fc11.i586
Oct 29 00:15:14 Updated: poppler-0.10.7-3.fc11.i586
Oct 29 00:15:35 Updated: poppler-qt4-0.10.7-3.fc11.i586
Oct 29 00:15:35 Updated: poppler-glib-0.10.7-3.fc11.i586
Oct 29 00:15:36 Updated: poppler-utils-0.10.7-3.fc11.i586
Thought I'd try: yum downgrade poppler
which worked, except that I no longer have evince installed ;-(
* Sun Oct 25 2009 Rex Dieter <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 0.10.7-3
- CVE-2009-3603 xpdf/popppler: SplashBitmap::SplashBitmap
integer overflow (#526915)
- CVE-2009-3604 xpdf/poppler: Splash::drawImage integer overflow
and missing allocation return value check(#526911)
- CVE-2009-3606 xpdf/poppler: PSOutputDev::doImageL1Sep
integer overflow (#526877)
- CVE-2009-3607 poppler: create_surface_from_thumbnail_data
integer overflow (#526924)
- CVE-2009-3608 xpdf/poppler: integer overflow in
- CVE-2009-3609 xpdf/poppler: ImageStream::ImageStream
integer overflow (#526893)
Maybe these were more important to get applied, than for the app to work properly ?
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