[pdftex] hyperref and relative local files
James W. Haefner
James.Haefner at usu.edu
Thu Feb 24 01:34:56 CET 2005
I apologize for this mostly off-topic question, but I do not have access
to comp.text.tex and there may be a relation to pdftex... I'm using
hyperref version hyperref 2003/11/30 v6.74m. Here's what I tried to
This question/problem has been asked many times before, but so far
it has not been answered that I can tell after googling the archives.
Hopefully I missed something obvious.
I want to put a pdf with hyperref on a CD and have a link
to a local file that will be opened by a browser. E.g.:
where "subdir" is a directory on the CD and index.html is
is an index file for a html file on the CD.
I've tried various permutations of the \href
line (eg, 0 slashes, 3 slashes, a leading dot), but mostly I get the
Can not open "file:/subdir/index.html"
In other words, something is putting a forward slash
in front of the path. Is there no way around this, even an inelegant
hack involving a hand-coded \special? Is it a problem with hyperref or
browsers? How can I solve my problem? (Clearly, a CD can be mounted
anywhere, so absolute paths (which work correctly) are not a viable
Thanks in advance.
James W. Haefner Email: James.Haefner at usu.edu
Dept Biology/Ecology Center Voice: 435-797-3553
Utah State University FAX: 435-797-1575
Logan, UT 84322-5305
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