Re: Nautilus document viewer

Christian Neumair schreef:
Am Dienstag, den 02.08.2005, 13:31 +0200 schrieb Paul van der Vlis:

For my customer is viewing documents from Nautilus very important. (...)
This is based on the Bonobo emdeddable interface, and I am not sure this has future. Has it?

The Nautilus view bonobo interface was removed in Nautilus 2.10 and
nothing will ever replace it. It was decided that viewing documents is
just not the file manager's job. If you're looking for a pure pdf/ps/ppt
viewer, you should take a look at Evince [1], which does an excellent
job at it. There is just no reason to abuse the file manager as window
manager replacement.
Maybe you could explain why exaclty you need this functionality?

My customer is a Notary Office. Before they go to a meeting, they want to see quickly the important files for the case, and eventually print them. It can be word-processing-documents, PDFs, eventually saved e-mails and faxes. Every case has it's own directory.

Now they are doing this under Windows with a program called PowerDesk Pro.

They want to change to Linux desktops, but this is really a problem.

Evince is not usable, they will never view files like word, openoffice, e.g. Further is Evince a seperate program, you need to open/close it. It's so great from Powerdesk or Nautilus with Bonobo that you do not have to open/close a program, and that everything is viewed in 1 window.

I think something like a document viewer would be great as a plugin for Nautilus.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

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