[pdftex] Re: \pdfdest (was xpdf markers)

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Dec 17 14:41:15 CET 2003

On Tuesday 16 December 2003 02:40 pm, John Culleton wrote:
> Xpdf viewer will start up at a specific page if you
> open it with
> xpdf foo.pdf 101
> ...for page 101.
> According to the man page it will also open at specific marker
> in the pdf file. OK, using pdftex, how do I insert that marker
> into the pdf output at a particular place?

The creators fo xpdf have suggested the \pdfdest command. The 
writeup of this command is a bit terse in the "Pdftex Manual." 
So I will experiment with it for a while. 

Has anyone used the \pdfdest command? Does it work by itself or 
must one have related commands embedded in the text?

To recap, what I want to have are markers or reference points in 
the pdf file so that the xpdf commmand 
xpdf foo.tex +xyz 
will open at marker xyz. This will be very helpful when authorng 
or editing a document and approach a WYSIWYG capability.

John Culleton
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