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A presenter console with multi-monitor support for PDF files.


pdfpc is a GTK-based presentation viewer which uses Keynote-like multi-monitor output to provide meta information to the speaker during the presentation. It is able to show a normal presentation window on one screen while showing a more sophisticated overview on the other one, providing information like a picture of the next slide, as well as the time left in the presentation. pdfpc processes PDF documents, which can be created using nearly all modern presentation software.


Presenter view
Presenter view, showing the current and next slides, remaining time, notes and some additional information.
Overview mode
Overview mode showing all the slides in the presentation



The most relevant features of pdfpc are:

See the pdfpc(1) and pdfpcrc(5) for more details.

To get a better feeling of pdfpc, install it, download the demo presentation and start it with

pdfpc pdfpc-demo.pdf

or try an example with movies and start it with

pdfpc video-example.pdf

Getting pdfpc

At our GitHub Page there is an extensive description on how to get pdfpc.


pdfpc is a fork of pdf presenter console by Jakob Westhoff. pdfpc 4.0 is the continued work on pdfpc mainly developed by David Vilar's pdfpc