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App of the week: PDF Cube

Posted by isilanes on July 28, 2007

I just found this little app browsing for PDF software in my Debian aptitude repository contents.

In short, PDF Cube displays PDFs in full screen, adding Compiz-like cube transitions from slide to slide if we want. The following YouTube video shows how it works:

You can notice the mixed regular/cube transitions, as well as the five zooming options used in slide 4.

By the way, I have started the Wikipedia article for PDF Cube. I think this little program deserves to be in the Wikipedia.

Incidentally, the above is the first video I upload to YouTube! :^)

2 Responses to “App of the week: PDF Cube”

  1. DanX said

    HI!! I AM FORM VENEZUELA!! I CREATED A PRESENTATION WITH POWERDOT IN LATEX..but I USE WINDOWS (no LINUX). CAN I USE PDFCUBE STILL?? AND HOW DO I USE THIS PACKAGE IN WINEDT??..

    THANKS??

  2. isilanes said

    ¡Hola DanX, encantado de tenerte por aquí!

    Unfortunately, according to the PDFCube page (http://code.100allora.it/pdfcube) you need Linux to run PDFCube. Maybe it runs on Cygwin… I don’t know (I don’t use Windows if I can avoid it, which means that I don’t use Windows at all).

    Think of PDFCube as Acrobat Reader (or Evince, or Xpdf, or Kpdf in Linux): it is simply a program to display PDFs. It doesn’t matter where they come from, and PDFCube has nothing to do with the PDF creation step. It just takes a PDF and renders it.

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