[pdftex] pdfannot

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 11:38:46 CET 2005


AMRITA definitely looks great but unfortunately underlying LaTeX is
what I am interested. There is no discussion that AR is the only
full-featured pdfviewer (even Apple Preview does not have certain
features implemented).

Since you seem to be involved with AMRITA :-), I would like to explain
why I probably will not use it: what is downloaded is a perl script
which presumes that I must have an acroread installed in Xwindows
environment. On Mac (and I presume Windows) it is not the case. I
think that script should have more flexibility and either to allow
external configuration or just not to care where acroread is since
acroread is not going to change files.

Actually, opening in pdf reveals installation instructions. Now after
signature checking I am running

% perl AMRITAv2.29_R15-05-2005 -build

which generates AMRITA_KIT and an error message
can't use -build without a current AMRITA installation!

Still despite my claim that I will not probably use it, I would like
to make it work

On 11/9/05, James Quirk <jjq at galcit.caltech.edu> wrote:
> Victor,
> You might find the following document:
>     http://www.amrita-ebook.org/doc/technote/nested-widgets
> of interest. It is an advanced example of what can be achieved
> using \pdfannot's. The programming model is sufficiently unsual
> that you will not be able to lift the underlying LaTeX code,
> directly, but the example stands in that it shows why one
> might want to produce documents for AR/Acrobat that cannot
> be viewed with xpdf, gs., preview etc. .
> Cheers,
> James
> On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> > On 11/5/05, Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> >> On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 09:10:44AM -0500, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> >
> >>> I was long ago interested in. I think that  Notes could be a nice
> >>> alternative to footnotes
> >>
> >> They aren't in general, because many PDF viewers are not able
> >> to display them (xpdf, gs, ...).
> >
> > I am aware of this. In fact I suspect that none but AR/Acrobat can
> > handle this. Still AR exists for most of the platforms and in certain
> > circumstances it could be beneficial
> >

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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