[pdftex] colorlinks=true in ps2pdf

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 22:55:27 CEST 2005

On 7/28/05, Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 07:36:38AM -0400, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> > I know how to control many options in hyperref package. However, if I have
> > foo.ps file only and want to convert it to foo.pdf using ps2pdf command, how
> > can I control these options?
> The "hyperref" package is a macro package based on the TeX language,
> especially the LaTeX format. But if you have a PostScript file for
> converting to PDF, then TeX is not involved, but a PostScript
> to PDF distiller program. The latter program usually doesn't
> know about TeX, thus TeX code is not executed and so hyperref.
> Therefore hyperref options don't make sense.
> Yours sincerely
>   Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

Let me try to be more clear. There is foo.html and the friend of mine
wants to convert it to foo.pdf, which on our computer can be done by

html2ps foo.html > foo.ps
ps2pdf foo.ps

Now links become boxed which is the default in pdf. However, he would
like to have them colored instead. Is there a  way to do this and also
set Document Properties without using Acrobat? I am aware that neither
hyperref nor TeX are executed and \hypersetup is ignored but I wonder
if it is possible to configure ps2pdf in the way that affects foo.pdf
in the same way as \hyperrefsetup would affect it, if we started from

> --
Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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