[pdftex] FYI: Feature Requests for Adobe Reader

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 12:16:27 CEST 2008

On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 5:25 AM, Thierry Bouche
<Thierry.Bouche at ujf-grenoble.fr> wrote:

>  this is very nice, and enhances really the ergonomics of reading such a
>  math paper on screen. Next: have the same kind of popup for
>  everything that is referred to and useful to have a glance at, like
>  numbered equations, claims, etc.
>  One could also dream of parallel
>  versions of the text for various usages (such as popping up a mathml
>  version of a formula or its tex source for copying...).
>  Is this easy?

It will be easy when (and if) Ross makes a package

>More important: is it possible without javascript and
>  thus is there an existing document format allowing this kind of
>  things without scripting?

Some less nice solutions are possible through comments mechanism
(Scott Pakin cooltooltips) or attachments (Heiko Oberdiek attachfile
etc) but none of this works outside of AR.

I have some suspicions about javascript, more precisely about Adobe
itself: javascript animations (based on Alexander Grahn animate
package) perform in AR8 much worse than in 7.09 and Adobe seem to be
very reluctant to address this


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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