I am working on a small notebook and often find myself reading pdf's on half the screen, which is even smaller. Sometimes I would like to be able to zoom into a pdf a tiny bit more, which I can, but then the pdf gets left aligned and the text to the right is cut off. With a more common pdf reader I would simply scroll a little to the right. The whole text would be visible and everyting would be fine. For some reason scrolling to the right/left does not work for me in emacs. Please look at the image to understand my predicament more clearly:
I looked at the pdfview wiki and found that the key bindings:
C-x > C-x <
should both do the trick. For some reason they do not scroll the pdf for me. I cross referenced the respective functions bound to the keys in emacs and found that they seem to be correctly bound to the keys. The functions are:
The key-bindings are part of the pdfview-mode-map, the image-mode-map and the doc-view-mode-map. I seem to be able to use the other bindings from the pdfview-mode-map.
I tried to fit the pdf to the buffer width with W (fit pdf to width) as a work around but this solution still does not zoom enough as it respects the white space beside the text.
Can someone give me a hint how to get the scrolling functions working?
Possibly helpful information:
I am on gnu Emacs 28.1.
The part of my config with pdf-tools:
;;////////////////////////PDF\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (use-package pdf-tools :pin manual ;; manually update :config ;; initialise (pdf-tools-install) ;; open pdfs scaled to fit page (setq-default pdf-view-display-size 'fit-page) ;; automatically annotate highlights (setq pdf-annot-activate-created-annotations t) ;; use normal isearch (define-key pdf-view-mode-map (kbd "C-s") 'isearch-forward) ;; turn off cua so copy works (add-hook 'pdf-view-mode-hook (lambda () (cua-mode 0))) ;; more fine-grained zooming (setq pdf-view-resize-factor 1.1) ;; keyboard shortcuts (define-key pdf-view-mode-map (kbd "h") 'pdf-annot-add-highlight-markup-annotation) (define-key pdf-view-mode-map (kbd "t") 'pdf-annot-add-text-annotation) (define-key pdf-view-mode-map (kbd "D") 'pdf-annot-delete)) (use-package org-noter :config ;; Your org-noter config ........ (require 'org-noter-pdftools)) (use-package org-pdftools :hook (org-mode . org-pdftools-setup-link)) (use-package org-noter-pdftools :after org-noter :config ;; Add a function to ensure precise note is inserted (defun org-noter-pdftools-insert-precise-note (&optional toggle-no-questions) (interactive "P") (org-noter--with-valid-session (let ((org-noter-insert-note-no-questions (if toggle-no-questions (not org-noter-insert-note-no-questions) org-noter-insert-note-no-questions)) (org-pdftools-use-isearch-link t) (org-pdftools-use-freestyle-annot t)) (org-noter-insert-note (org-noter--get-precise-info))))) ;; Set key for quick access to working environments (global-set-key (kbd "C-d") 'desktop-change-dir) ;; fix https://github.com/weirdNox/org-noter/pull/93/commits/f8349ae7575e599f375de1be6be2d0d5de4e6cbf (defun org-noter-set-start-location (&optional arg) "When opening a session with this document, go to the current location. With a prefix ARG, remove start location." (interactive "P") (org-noter--with-valid-session (let ((inhibit-read-only t) (ast (org-noter--parse-root)) (location (org-noter--doc-approx-location (when (called-interactively-p 'any) 'interactive)))) (with-current-buffer (org-noter--session-notes-buffer session) (org-with-wide-buffer (goto-char (org-element-property :begin ast)) (if arg (org-entry-delete nil org-noter-property-note-location) (org-entry-put nil org-noter-property-note-location (org-noter--pretty-print-location location)))))))) (with-eval-after-load 'pdf-annot (add-hook 'pdf-annot-activate-handler-functions #'org-noter-pdftools-jump-to-note))) ;; I installed pdf-tools, org-pdf-tools and org-noter manually ;; makes org-mode open pdf-links with pdfview (add-to-list 'org-file-apps '("\\.pdf\\'" . pdfview))