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Old 07-20-2006, 02:38 PM   #1
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jumping in pdf's

I seem to remember that in one of henrycats videos, he could enter a page number and jump directly to that page. Does anybody know how that works?
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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Yes. You open the keyboard, enter the pagenumber and hit return. BUT they broke it with 2.4
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:45 AM   #3
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A temporary solution nowadays could be to kill their pdf and use xpdf -remote so that one gets shell control. I am afraid that they are modifying xpdf instead simply to use the -remote control.
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since they use the external controlbar, they might have to update it, to get information to the bar, or does xpdf remote give you information about the read page, zoom level etc?

And if they want to give us the ability to add notes, they have to modify xpdf, wont they?
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since they use the external controlbar, they might have to update it, to get information to the bar, or does xpdf remote give you information about the read page, zoom level etc?
Yes, I think they have reasoned in this direction. On the other hand if you block the direct user operation in the pdf (as now it is, blocked) you have the control so you can know what page you are in -if you know how many pages the book has-.

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And if they want to give us the ability to add notes, they have to modify xpdf, wont they?
Not really, they could just overlay the notes application as a kind of trasparent window. Of course the overlay, if permanently enabled, would block any clicking in the pdf, thus breaking compliance with the standard (not only /launch, but any other /link click going for instance from the table of contents to the chapters, or to the references and back, would fail).


I think there is a part of the pdf standard about notes. I will check.

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Another approach to note taking was to be able to extract pages of the book into an scrapbook. Sony (so DRM-aware :-) ) took this option. The scrapbool aplication is under full control of the new system, so you can write notes there.
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I personally would like to see several kinds of notetaking on PDFs.

1. Highliting of textpassages. So everyone can see them.
2. When adding notes, the should be scribbles in the notes provided by pdf.
3. Scribbling on top of the page (can you turn that on and off??)

The first 2 would be available in PDFs already, the 3. would be some kind of overlay, but i would like to be able to see all 3 annotations in a normal PDF reader.
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dito: annotations have to go into the pdf file
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