[Tugindia] PDFs through hyperref
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Mon Dec 5 06:38:44 CET 2005
On Sat, 03 Dec 2005, Abdullah Sowkaar wrote:
> I am using hyperref package to get a pdf with bookmarks, but in TOC of
> Front matter i need a link like when i click on the chapter entry it should
> open that particular pdf of the chapter. Which is like giving link in
> Acrobat by "Open File" option.
> Here what option should be used to get an external pdf through the front
> matter pdf? or any other suggestions on this, so that i should not go and
> make any change in pdf through Acrobat to get an external pdf file
This is a "well-known" problem with hyperref; it generates "file://"
URLs instead of a "relative" URL.
I got a mail from one of the current maintainers of hyperref
indicating that this bug will not be fixed in a hurry.
So here is a "hack".
1. Define a "BASE" url.
2. use the option "extension=xxx" (or some other three letter
string that you prefer) to hyperref.
This does work. The only problem is that you must define the "BASE"
url of your document beforehand.
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