[pdftex] embedding objects in pdf

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Aug 2 19:34:10 CEST 2001

At 08:33 AM 8/2/2001 -0700, Peter Schröder wrote:
>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?

officially yes, but i never got it working; you can try to use the url 
encoded argument

i wonder why (1) there is still no java plug in and (2) the applescript 
engine build in quicktime [as well as all kind of movie navigation] is not 

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