[texhax] hyperbasics

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 14:56:02 CEST 2016

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

> 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.
>   http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/pdfmark_reference.pdf
> I'm sure that the "pdfmark Primer" by Thomas Merz is quite helpful too:
>   http://extras.springer.com/1998/978-3-642-72032-1/PDF/PRIMER.PDF
> 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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