embedding evince in Chrome

One of the big problems with Google Chrome is the lack of inline PDF support on most platforms. Google has added preliminary support for PDF to Chromium but so far it has not come to Linux. It may come tomorrow, but until then, users who would like to avoid using acroread may use the following hack, at least on Ubuntu Lucid. As always, your mileage may vary.

Mindcad Tiler

As you may or may not know, I am something of a Mac hater. I think Apple blew it so badly with this whole OSX thing that the whole company should just be shot into space and forgotten. But I do use one on a daily basis at my place of employment for graphic arts work before the former graphic artist was a Mac person, and I ended up in their position (in addition to my other work. Whee!)

Recently, I wanted to print a document across multiple pages. Not a big deal, of course. A little quick googling turned up an excellent Freeware (as-in-beer) program called MindCAD Tiler. This is a snazzy little application for printing PDFs across multiple sheets. It's smart enough to know your printable area/margin (from the PPD) so it can properly break the print at the edge of the printable area.

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