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Re: Doc-view at specific page number

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: Doc-view at specific page number
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:28:21 -0400
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Nick Dokos <> writes:

> Jean Louis <> writes:
>> Is there any way to use doc-view to open PDF at specific page number?
>> I know there is function doc-view-goto-page, I would like to open PDF
>> file at specific page number.
> (add-hook 'doc-view-mode-hook (lambda () (doc-view-goto-page 10)))
> will open *every* PDF file at page 10 (not sure what happens if
> there is no page 10), but I presume you will want to make it
> interactive. So you can write a function that asks for the page
> number, and adds something like this to the doc-view-mode-hook,
> after cleaning up any previous such setting.

>Then add it as a -before  advice to find-file.

Scratch that - you'd hardly want to be asked another question every
time you call find-file. Maybe the thing to do is to add the function
to find-file-hook, but I thiink by that time the mode function has
been executed already, so the doc-view-mode-hook will not be run. But
maybe you can call doc-view-goto-page directly.


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