[pdftex] Acrobat and /Dur key
lehmke at jupiter.cs.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Aug 29 11:38:30 CEST 2001
this may be slightly off topic, but I just tried calling the
*&%$&^% Adobe hotline without even getting through to a human
being ("please enter your customer number" - how the f*** do
you enter a `number' which contains letters, blanks and
We just installed acrobat 5.0 on our computers and it seems
support for the /Dur key in full screen mode is gone for
Is this documented anywhere?
The pdf specification (1.3) explicitly states in section
6.4.1 (presentation mode):
"A PDF viewer is not required to provide a presentation mode. If
such a mode is provided by the viewer or a plug-in, however, then
these keys define its behavior."
Well, acrobat's full screen mode definitely looks like a
`presentation mode', but the /Dur key is simply ignored
(as it is by acroread 4.05, but so far it still worked
in acrobat 4).
Has the specification changed? Does Adobe care whether its
own products respect their own pdf specification?
Is this documented anywhere? Does anyone know a method
to make _anyone_ at Adobe listen and at least _acknowledge_
I'm using a lot of animations (realised with the /Dur key)
in my lectures, and this is really getting on my nerves.
Stephan Lehmke Stephan.Lehmke at cs.uni-dortmund.de
Fachbereich Informatik, LS I Tel. +49 231 755 6434
Universitaet Dortmund FAX 6555
D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
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