37.1 DocView Navigation

In DocView mode, you can scroll the current page using the usual Emacs movement keys: C-p, C-n, C-b, C-f, and the arrow keys.

By default, the line-motion keys C-p and C-n stop scrolling at the beginning and end of the current page, respectively. However, if you change the variable doc-view-continuous to a non-nil value, then C-p displays the previous page if you are already at the beginning of the current page, and C-n displays the next page if you are at the end of the current page.

You can also display the next page by typing n, PageDown, next or C-x ] (doc-view-next-page). To display the previous page, type p, PageUp, prior or C-x [ (doc-view-previous-page).

SPC (doc-view-scroll-up-or-next-page) is a convenient way to advance through the document. It scrolls within the current page or advances to the next. DEL moves backwards in a similar way (doc-view-scroll-down-or-previous-page).

To go to the first page, type M-< (doc-view-first-page); to go to the last one, type M-> (doc-view-last-page). To jump to a page by its number, type M-g M-g or M-g g (doc-view-goto-page).

You can enlarge or shrink the document with + (doc-view-enlarge) and - (doc-view-shrink). By default, these commands just rescale the already-rendered image. If you instead want the image to be re-rendered at the new size, set doc-view-scale-internally to nil. To specify the default size for DocView, customize the variable doc-view-resolution.