[pdftex] Re: tex2pdf 2.1 released

Robert Howlett rhowlett at mail.usyd.edu.au
Mon Jun 11 23:36:13 CEST 2001

pdftex implements pdf bookmarks (and has done so for years).
I don't know anything about LyX; so I can't tell you if it
can generate a valid pdflatex file incorporating bookmark

Bob Howlett


"Bryan J. Smith" wrote:
> Steffen Evers wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > tex2pdf 2.1 has been released. It is a bugfix release.
> > <... cut ...>
> > More information at: http://tex2pdf.berlios.de/
> [ WARNING:  Total newbie action here so excuse any ignorance.  Note
> I use LyX as a total LaTeX/SGML "crutch," not being a guru at
> producing either.  I'm one of those people that said "screwing it"
> when MS Word 97 toasted half my "technical" MS Word 95 templates
> (when upgrading) and decided to use a _real_ publication/typeset
> system instead, like LaTeX.  LyX was there thanx to good people like
> yourselves.  That was late 1998, early 1999 and I haven't gone back
> either!  ;-PPP ]
> First off, I just downloaded tex2pdf after getting "frustrated" with
> EPS images in my LyX document.  I had previously tried PS export
> w/ps2pdf to get the EPS graphics in, but could figure no way to get
> the FoilTeX slides to appear "landscape" in Acroread (they kept
> coming out as sideways/portrait, and tried editing the PDF manually
> to no avail -- not good for presentations).  This little script did
> the trick in no time flat -- nice landscape oriented slides, with
> the EPS graphics and thumbnails, in PDF format (which allows me to
> do my presentation with _any_ OS).  Thank you!  As such, I think
> this script should be a part and/or called in any future version of
> LyX.
> Secondly, since I've got the LyX, tex2pdf and pdftex lists all here
> (note I'm only subscribed to the first), is there any work being
> done on getting PDF "bookmarks" implemented in the output?  I know
> this is a quite an additional challenge of just PDF conversion
> and/or thumbnailing, but I was curious as to what projects or
> efforts are in place.  I'm such an avid LyX user (almost bigot on at
> least 5 different LUG lists here in Florida ;-), I'm almost to the
> point if seeing if I could do this manually, and write a program to
> do it.  I'm definately NOT a GUI guy, but I'm fairly good at string
> manipulation with Perl (and I write system-level/real-time C code
> for a living in the US defense industry).  ;-PPP
> So, if anyone can point me to any current efforts, I'd greatly
> appreciate it.  I'm skimming through some of the on-line PS/PDF
> documentation (and have in the past to "slightly modify" PS/PDFs
> manually).  I guess subscribing to the pdftex mailing lists is
> probably my first, best move?
> -- TheBS
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