Re: Linking to PDF destinations-poor man's help system

Subject: Re: Linking to PDF destinations-poor man's help system
From: Shlomo Perets <mtype -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 10:06:40 +0200


You wrote:

OK, no one decided to tackle my HTML to PDF destination question. In the meantime I found my answer here:

The example given there:
<a href=>
is correct.

The shorthand form works equally well:
<a href=>

But both work only when the PDF is stored on a web site.

Anyone know what kind of syntax one would use to call a named destination in a Windows environment?

The following document summarizes available ways to access a file stored locally:
How To: Mechanisms for Opening PDF's to Specific Pages

All methods require plug-ins/code development, which will have to be
integrated into the distribution/installation procedures. They are platform-
dependent as well.

An alternative route which does not necessitate these methods is to split the
document set to smaller PDF chunks (eg chapters/sections), and open these
in response to pressing Help. A Mini TOC or buttons on the first page of these,
together with bookmarks or additional navigational devices will then enable
fast navigation to topic of interest.

Shlomo Perets

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