[pdftex] embedding objects in pdf

Peter Schröder ps at cs.caltech.edu
Thu Aug 2 09:33:24 CEST 2001

Hans Hagen wrote:

> At 09:19 PM 8/1/2001 -0700, Peter Schröder wrote:
> >Recently I got help on embedding a movie object in a pdf file. I'd like
> >to go a step further and embed some of the actual data associated with
> >the content of the paper I am writing within the pdf file. Since I work
> >with geometry I want to include meshes. In fact, I want to include a way
> >to view these meshes. I have a feeling that I am definitely pushing up
> >against what might be considered legal, but what sorts of programs can
> >one embed? Is it possible to include an ActiveX control (I know, this
> >would only work on windows, but that's ok for what I have in mind) or a
> >Java applet?
> You can launch an app, or use the url link to go somewhere. If your file
> system / os supports suffix-to-app linking it will automaticlly launch the
> right app.

But can I pass data to the app which is embedded in the pdf in some form?


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