[pdftex] Re: tex2pdf 2.1 released -- appologies for my ignorance

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Jun 12 15:33:42 CEST 2001

Bryan J. Smith writes:
 > Several people have informed me that pdftex _does_ do PDF
 > bookmarking and suggested I check out some more recently releases. 
it has done for many years. your 13d should do it

 > A simple "-version" on my RedHat 7.1 system reveals that I'm using
 > "pdfTeX (Web2C 7.3.1) 3.14159-0.13d" which is part of RedHat's tetex
 > 1.0.7-15 RPM.  I take it that is dated?
yes. dont trust redhat an inch.

 > seems to be "dated."  [ At this point, I'm starting to get the
 > feeling you TeX gurus "roll your own" TeX subsystem? ;-P ]
I do, and publish it for everyone else too... (TeXLive)

 > Flt Lt Martin was kind enough to point out that I needed hyperref as
 > well.  Is this the bookmarking component?
no, its an interface to the low-level commands

 > Ack, maybe it's time I left my "LyX crutch" and move to full-up TeX
 > editing (via GViM or other syntax highlighting editor).  I always
emacs, please...

 > figured I could in-line TeX tags with LyX, although something tells
 > me there are still issues with doing that?  Although I still push
 > LyX for those "GUI dependant" fellows out there.  ;-PPP

point them an XML editor instead :-}


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