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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] forward search in pdf files

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] forward search in pdf files
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 17:18:06 +0100
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Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "David" == David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>    David> Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:
>    >> >> 
>    >> >> Does anybody know about that subject?
>    >> 
>    David> Something like srcltx.sty (a manual implementation of source
>    David> specials) would be needed, and it would need to set anchors
>    David> for every source line (every time an anchor for a particular
>    David> line is placed, also anchors for all preceding lines up to
>    David> the last anchor get placed).
>    >> 
>    >> I am confused, I thought it is like this
>    >> 
>    >> srcltx.sty (via latex) source specials in dvi.
>    >> vpe.sty (and vpe script) source specials in pdf.
>    David> What about "something like" don't you understand?
> You most likely are going to kill me for that: are you saying that
> vpe.sty is not `enough' (the pdf files which as been `processed' by
> vpe.sty + the script look to me as if they contain sort of source
> specials )

AFAIR, vpe.sty was just for reverse search.  I certainly don't
remember it placing anchors in its description, but as you seem to
have more recent knowledge of it, you would be more likely to know.

>    David> xpdf(1)                                                             
>    xpdf(1)
>    David> NAME
>    David>        xpdf - Portable Document Format (PDF) file viewer for X 
> (version 3.01)
>    David> SYNOPSIS
>    David>        xpdf [options] [PDF-file [page | +dest]]
>    David>        zxpdf [options] [PDF-file [page | +dest]]
> Oops, thanks sorry that tiny +dest escaped my eyes.

The context were page numbers.

> Do you know by chance whether acrobat has similar features?

I'd suppose so, though its man pages are less than satisfactory.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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