[pdftex] \pdfstartlink attributes

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Mon Sep 1 17:02:11 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 01:04:54PM +0200, silvio mercadante wrote:

> On Aug 13, 2008,  Heiko wrote:
> > \pdfstartlink (and many other primitives) are low level
> > commands intended for experts. Use some of the
> > higher user level macros (hyperref/latex, ConTeXt, ...) if
> > you don't want to become an expert.
> Yes, I see.  I'd like to become as few of an expert as it suffices to  
> personalize the look of hyerlinks in the typesets...
> ;-)
> For example, with the attributes
> 	attr{/C [1 .5 0]/BS<</Type/Border/S/S/W 1>>}%
> 	user{/Subtype/Link/A<</Type/Action/S/URI/URI(#1)>>}%
> I get an orange border 1 point thick around the hyperlink in the on- 
> screen view (but nothing in the print...).

\section{Hello World}

> If I wanted the border filled with an orange background?

No easy way.

> If I wanted all that printed and not only displayed?

* hyperref: a side effect of option `pdfa' (frame).
* low level: /F 4
* make the frame/background part of the document (\fbox/\(f)colorbox).

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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