# [pdftex] Link to attached file?

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Mon Dec 12 03:27:30 CET 2005

Hello Victor,

On 11/12/2005, at 11:28 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> On 12/11/05, Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Should I use some extra auxillary file to store some info?
>
> Actually, \mmediate\write18{cp master.aux master2.aux}
> in the preamble of master.tex and replacement
>
> \externaldocument[master-]{master}[master.pdf]
> by
> \externaldocument[master-]{master2}[absolute-path-to-master.pdf]

I'm interested in this too, and have tried it with these modifications,
except for the  absolute-path-to-  bit.

For me, I'd link clicking on the ref to open and show the attached file,
without it being present on disk yet.

Have you managed to achieve this ?

>
> resolved the problem.
>
> Thanks again (and sorry for wasting bandwidth)   Victor

No waste.
This might lead to a strategy for popping-up a moveable window.

The application that I have in mind is for Academic Journal articles,
in which a \ref to a {figure} or {table} pops up a window to the
figure/table rather than jumping to it in the current window.

This way a reader can see what is being referred-to, without
interruption
to his/her reading of the article. The window must be moveable
and closeable, in case it would otherwise obscure where the text
in the article at the place being read.

If the figures/tables are present in a separate PDF file on disk,
that was
initially attached to the main article PDF, then I can get this strategy
to work. But that requires the reader to extract the attachments and
save
them in the same directory as from where the document is being read.
This is OK sometimes, but is an extra step for the user that I'd like
to avoid. Also, if the document is read from a browser, then it probably
won't work.

Ideas welcome.

Cheers,

Ross

BTW, James Quirk's suggestion has come through
just before posting this.
Thanks James, I'll give it a try.

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