[texhax] hyperbasics

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Jun 7 22:44:47 CEST 2016

On 2016-06-06 at 23:47:30 +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:

 > Hi to all (La)TeX users.
 > I'm doing some tests with hyperbasics.tex.  Anybody out there
 > knowing and using it?  It is a very simple and minimal set of
 > macros for building hyperlinks when typing your input file in plain
 > TeX.  It works fine for me with dvi output format, but hyperlinks
 > are not there any more in the pdf format generated with: `dvips -z
 > file' and then `ps2pdf file'.  Is there a way to keep the
 > hyperlinks that are in the dvi format also in pdf?  I've seen that
 > lanlmac.tex does so: it uses hyperbasics.tex to build hyperlinks in
 > dvi format that survive also in pdf.  How does it achieve that?

There is a PostScript operator called pdfmark which can be used to
pass PDF stuff to a PS->PDF converter.


I'm sure that the "pdfmark Primer" by Thomas Merz is quite helpful too:


You have to use \special in order to pass the PostScript code to
dvips.  This is described in detail in the dvips manual.  Run

  texdoc dvips


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