SPUG: post processing PDF files to create internal links

Jay Scherrer jay at scherrer.com
Wed Mar 2 09:14:30 PST 2011

Have you tried opening  the PDF's with a plain editer (j-edit, emacs)?
When I was creating PDF's for my Tax software (Ptax), I was able to 
embed Perl variables with in the document it self. When processed 
through the Perl print function all variables were replaced with their 
respective values. If this can done then so can a regular parsing.
This was done using the earlier open sourced pdf's
If you need help let me know offline.

Jay Scherrer
jay at scherrer.com

On 3/1/2011 1:16 PM, Richard Wood wrote:
> I am trying to post process a PDF file to add the ability to link from certain
> text on pages of the PDF file to either a specific page in the PDF file or
> better yet, a specific location on a specific page in the PDF file (highlighting
> the word on that page)
> I am thinking that PDF/Reuse.pm will help me accomplish this, but I am wondering
> if anyone has experience with accomplishing something like this.
> An abstract example would be to find all occurrences of a set of words in a
> document and enable the user to click on any of those occurrences and jump to a
> definition section in the PDF file where that word is defined.
> Even better, would be the ability to have the definitions in a separate PDF that
> would open in a separate browser or tab of a browser so that the user could
> maintain position in the source document while having the definition navigation
> in the other document.
> Regards,
> Rich Wood
>   Richard O. Wood
> Wildwood IT Consultants, Inc.
> wildwood_players at yahoo.com
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