[pdftex] Hover effects in pdftex.

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Mon Dec 12 02:16:07 CET 2005

Hi all,

This is an old-ish thread, but there is one type of annotation
that wasn't discussed, so far as I recall.

On 06/11/2005, at 4:22 AM, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:

Hello Ross,

you have send this to me only. Perhaps you wanted to send it
to the list?

> On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 09:10:44AM -0500, Victor Ivrii wrote:

>> For me hover
>> effect is the side-effect of Commenting and Drawing Markups - the
>> question which
>> I was long ago interested in. I think that  Notes could be a nice
>> alternative to footnotes

I know how to put an image onto a button, and to show/hide
the button using JavaScript, in response to a click over
an active rectangle.
This works fine for popping-up an image at a fixed place.

What I'd also like to do is to have the image able to be
selected and moved around using the mouse, as if in its
own mini-window having its own selection-bars, and with
its own close-box.

This is possible with text-annotations, but is it possible
with arbitrary TeX-typeset material, say as with the image
on a button trick ?
If so, does anyone have sample coding that implements this ?

I've tried unsuccessfully to create an example, using the Tools in
Acrobat 6. Something like the Loupe window would be perfect,
but this seems to be just a viewing tool, not something that
can be specified within the document being viewed.

An alternative effect might be to have the image in a separate
'minimal' document window, without all the navigation and selection
tools that Reader normally provides. How to do this?

Thanks in advance for any help.


Ross Moore                                         ross at maths.mq.edu.au
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