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Re: PointAndClick on Windows

From: Francisco Vila
Subject: Re: PointAndClick on Windows
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 18:04:16 +0200

2013/4/9 Phil Holmes <address@hidden>:
> If you click on one of the embedded links, no file is loaded in any editor.
> That's a fairly simple definition of "non-functioning".  i.e. nothing
> happens of any use.

As I see it, the purpose of embedded links is to move the editor
cursor to the source, thus helping you (the person who is currently
editing) to edit you source. When you receive a random PDF with links
in it, it is not expected that clicking on a link brings the source to
an editor window, because there is not expected, in general, that you
(the person who is viewing the random PDF) have an editor window open,
and the PDF dos not contain the source code. A published PDF should
not contain any links because they are only of any use for the person
who was creating it, and only while he was creating it.

On the other hand, _iff_ you have the source code open in an editor,
and the file name matches the one in the links, and you have your
system properly configured to redirect the links to that specific
editor, then the links are very useful. This, no other, is the
expected behavior. It depends on that you have your system properly
configured, more than whether it is one OS or another.

For example, Frescobaldi does a good use of the links both in Windows
and GNU/Linux.
Francisco Vila. Badajoz (Spain)
www.paconet.org , www.csmbadajoz.com

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