[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:
>>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, 
>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: 



\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) 


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