[pdftex] early availability of pdf output?
ivo.welch at yale.edu
Tue Jan 13 03:25:46 CET 2004
hi reinhard: thanks for pointing me there. actually, the pdftex manual
does have a really nice explanation of .pdf. I now actually have a clue
of what I am using! and, yes, of course, I use includeonly, which
makes my life generally liveable. unfortunately, when I have to
rearrange chapters to look at .toc's (as I have to do right now), this
is not as useful.
I started to read the adobe stuff about linearized postscript, but then
realized that it is too complex for me. For curiosity: does the
linearization header have to be complete, or can it be partial? (If
partial xref headers are ok, there would be easy solutions. I presume I
really need only the FontFile stream available immediately [if the other
stuff, like highlighting, is not 100% correct [like a .toc is not
correct on the first run], its ok], which could be extracted from
previously written files (\jobname.pdfxrefs), and just prepended.) But,
pdf linearization has been rehashed to death, so I would presume that
the answer is no.
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