[pdftex] Launching programs...

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Thu Sep 11 20:01:56 CEST 2003

On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 06:27:12PM +0200, Herman Bruyninckx wrote:

>  /A << /S /Launch /F (#2) >>

> \StartApp{\includegraphics[height=2cm]{picture.jpg}}{mplayer movie.mpg}

The string for /F is the file, it is not allowed to contain arguments,
so AR5/Linux interprets "mplayer movie.mpg" as program and does not
find it.

Parameters are not supported under Unix by AR.

Some time ago Andreas Matthias has written:

|   \href{run:sheet.xls}{Click Me}
| This works even under Linux, but only a few people know that.
| All you have to do is to set the mime/mailcaps correctly. The
| corresponding files are  etc/mime.types, /etc/mailcap or 
| ~/.mime.types, ~/.mailcap respectively. Concerning xls files
| the following lines will start OpenOffice's Calc when clicking
| the link:
| ~/.mime.types:
|   application/x-excel xls
| ~/.mailcap:
|   application/x-excel;   /usr/local/OpenOffice.org1.0/program/scalc "%s"

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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