Supported Document Formats

Evince can support many different multiple and single page document formats. Here is the current list of supported formats.

Built-in Support

Optional Support

Possible or Planned to Support

What about the following? They are probably the most important formats "a document viewer" really should support, however this does not seem to be the plan according to this mail to desktop-devel

BrianCameron: I believe it is possible to call OpenOffice API and tell it to do document conversion. So if evince supports OpenOffice.org format, then you could use OpenOffice to convert MS Word and other documents into OpenOffice format for display. This might be the easiest way to support multiple office formats. It may also be possible to use OpenOffice API to do the rendering of each page.

ErnstRohlicek: Is there a possibility of CHM support? Though the format is not the best, a lot of ebooks are available in CHM - currently, I have to install xchm (and along with it the heavy wxGTK) just for viewing those. There is a friendly library available for it, chmlib. Please comment. LucaCavalli: Indeed CHM support was already discussed on Evince mailing list and, sadly, discarded. See http://mail.gnome.org/archives/evince-list/2005-January/msg00020.html and following posts.

JeromeLeclanche: Is there planned support for RTF files? They'd be quite a safe bet on what would fit for a document viewer.

Apps/Evince/SupportedDocumentFormats (last edited 2014-03-17 22:10:06 by SauloToledo)