[pdftex] pdfpages question (fwd)

Michael Barr mbarr at math.mcgill.ca
Tue May 16 21:18:44 CEST 2006

I wrote to Andreas Matthias asking if there was any way to use pdfpages 
that will preserve internal links in the included file.  His answer was to 
write to this list, which I am doing.

Michael Barr

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 17:42:54 +0200
From: Andreas Matthias <amat at kabsi.at>
To: Michael Barr <mbarr at math.mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: pdfpages question

Hello Michael,

Michael Barr wrote:

> Is there any way of using pdfpages that will preserve internal hyperlinks?  

Yes, there is. Write to the pdftex mailinglist that you would like
to have such a feature. (<http://tug.org/pipermail/pdftex/>)
This has nothing to do with pdfpages, it is a exclusively a
restriction of pdftex. Three years ago I tried to write a patch, but
the developers of pdftex were not convinced that such a feature
was needed by any users at all. So the only thing to do is: Tell
the developers of pdftex!


ps: Just a few days ago I've got a mail from another user with
exactly the same concern. And I get about 10 mails per year from
users requesting such a feature. Unfortunately hardly anyone writes
to the pdftex mailinglist.


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