[pdftex] simple pdftype program?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jun 25 18:09:01 CEST 2004

```Tigran Aivazian wrote:

>On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, ivo welch wrote:
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>>One could go even further.  There could be a selectable option to embed
>>a workable tex source into the .pdf file itself as (gzipped) comments,
>>so that an informed "de-pdflatex" can reproduce a texable file again.
>>Disk space is cheap these days.  This should not be the standard, but I
>>personally would make it my standard.   Of course, this comment applies
>>triple to WYSIAYG programs that produce .pdf.  (MS office, Openoffice,
>>etc.).
>>
>>
>>
>
>this feature is already supported by the PDF 1.4 Specification. I think
>there was a FILE type object (or something like that) when I looked at it
>last time, so it should be doable with \pdfobject directly. I.e. you can
>"attach" a file to the PDF document (and that is probably how it is
>presented in Adobe GUI --- "attach" function)
>
>
For some time ConTeXt provides:

\setupinteraction[state=start]

\useattachment[whatever][test.tex]

\starttext \attachment[whatever] \stoptext

(some more fancy things are possible with regards to visualization, but i must remark that acrobat has some bugs in that area)

Hans

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