[pdftex] Acrobat 5.0 / consequences for pdftex

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Apr 9 16:29:28 CEST 2001

At 08:49 AM 4/9/01 -0400, Donald Story wrote:
>On 9 Apr 2001, at 14:21, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> At 12:53 PM 4/7/01 -0400, Donald Story wrote:
>> >Also provided on this page are links to the new pdfmark Reference
>> >manual for Acrobat 5.0, to the adobe article on what new in the PDF
>> >Spec. 1.4.
>> I took a quick look to see what are the consequences for tex / pdftex: 
>> (9) new bookmark properties (color,font)
>> this joke can be supported by a (new) attr key/value to bookmarks [not
sure if
>> this key is already there] 
>I don't think 'joke' is an appropriate description of a feature users of 
>Acrobat, the commercial product, have requested.

Well, for bookmarks to be really usefull, they should be capable of using
any font [like forms seem to do now] and even better, to support typeset
entries, like xforms so that for instance formulas can be shown. As long as
only half of the functionality is there i consider them to be jokes you can
add to make a doc a bit more interesting. 

Concerning feature requests of users: this is a different matter and out of
the control of users anyway, since mostly commercially driven, which is
okay for a commercial app.  


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