[pdftex] [CTAN] animate

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 05:54:30 CET 2007

On 3/17/07, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: CTAN Announcements <ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu>
> Date: 16.03.2007 20:58
> Subject: CTAN has a new package: animate
> The new package described below has been installed on tug.ctan.org and
> should soon work its way to your favorite mirror.

> .....................................................................
> The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:
> Name of contribution: animate
> Author's name: Alexander Grahn
> Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/animate
> Summary description: Creating PDF animations from graphics files
>   and inline graphics
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This package provides an interface to create portable, JavaScript driven PDF
> animations from sets of graphics files or from inline graphics, such as
> latex-picture, PSTricks or pgf/TikZ generated pictures, or just from typeset
> text.
> It supports the usual PDF making workflows, i. e. pdfLaTeX and LaTeX
> -> dvips -> ps2pdf (Ghostscript) / Distiller. The resulting PDF can be
> viewed in current Adobe Readers on all supported platforms.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This package is located at
>    http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/animate
> .  More information is at
>    http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=animate
> (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to
> appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .
> Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
> _______________________________________________

I found an extremely strange problem with the Javascript in your
documentation and with examples which I regenerate.

1)They work perfectly with Adobe Acrobat 8 on Mac

2) They do not not work with Adobe Reader 8 on Mac (Javascript is
enabled and it complains that security settings prevent JS from being
executed and then that "a0000.actnNext is not a function" (and exactly
the same for all other functions). Javascript in "other" files works
without any complains.

3) Exactly the same with acroread 7.0.9 on Linux (cannot be more
specific), JS is enabled and the same complains

I am really puzzled by this different behavior of js in Acrobat and in
the Reader. Any explanations?

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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