OT: Adobe Catalog's Index Feature

Subject: OT: Adobe Catalog's Index Feature
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 17:46:32 -0700

cross-posted HATT & TECHWR (sorry, folks, for the dups)

Hello,

I am sad and dismayed...

I am working on a Demoshield front-end for a Resource CD. The
Resource CD will have installations for our free software, brochures,
ap notes, and case studies. The brochures, ap note, and case
studies are in PDF format.

I want to be able to (easily) create one document from which the
user can access all the PDF files. I also want this document to be
easily updated with links to new PDF files. From information I read
about Adobe Catalog, I thought I would be able to let Catalog
generate a nice little index of the ~350 documents, then I could
create a PDF to associate this index with, and.... wallah! I would
then have the one document from which I could access all the
others. I was expecting something like a table of contents listing all
the documents.

Well, that's not what I got... In Acrobat I can open that document,
go into a Search Mode and search for keywords. This, however, is
not what I'm looking for.

So... does anyone know of a tool that will do this? (other than Dana-
type-it-in-manually) I've read the Adobe Catalog documentation,
looked through Adobe's web site and searched the TECHWR
archives, but I'm not finding answers.

Thanks,

Dana W.


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