[texworks] SCRIPTING: get current poppler page number
bvoisin at me.com
Thu Oct 21 11:29:26 CEST 2010
Le 21 oct. 2010 à 10:37, Paul A Norman a écrit :
> On Mac OS, you may use Apple events and AppleScript. Adobe Reader
> supports only the following required Apple events:
> Now unless ther is a way we can pass the options like page=NN to the
> open "Apple event", this may be a dead end, does Ramón's script below
> look like this can be done please? (We probably don't want all the
> screen placement stuff )
The following works (with Acrobat Pro) for opening the first page:
name=$(basename "$1" .pdf)
activate application "Adobe Acrobat Pro"
tell application "Adobe Acrobat Pro"
open POSIX file "$basefname.pdf"
It certainly can be made better, for example the PATH setting at the beginning is probably superfluous (if you have TeX the path has already been set at install time) and the check for the file extension .pdf is also probably superfluous.
I've tried to insert in the open command the code telling to open a specific page, for example page 2, as follows
open /A "page=2=OpenActions" POSIX file "$basefname.pdf"
That doesn't work:
$ ./pdfopen somefile.pdf
93:94: syntax error: Expected end of line but found “"”. (-2741)
That's where my competence in scripts ends.
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