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Re: [vox-tech] Chapters and links within pdf files
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Re: [vox-tech] Chapters and links within pdf files

Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> On Sun 04 Dec 05,  7:12 PM, Matt Roper <matt@mattrope.com> said:
>>On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 10:05:38AM -0600, Ken Bloom wrote:
>>>Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>>>>Hi all,
>>>>When you look at the GDB User's Guide,
>>>>   http://sources.redhat.com/gdb/current/onlinedocs/gdb.pdf.gz
>>>>with xpdf, there's a left nav bar that allows you to choose chapters.  Also,
>>>>the TOC contains links to the relevant sections.  The font and layout looks
>>>>like tex/latex to me.
>>>>How are the navbar and TOC links accomplished?
>>>Both are accomplished simply by including the hyperref package and using
>>>pdflatex to create the PDF. You'll also get hyperlinks from \cite{}
>>>commands to the appropriate bibliography entry.
>>>--Ken Bloom
>>One more thing to note; when I was using the hyperref package last year,
>>I noticed that it caused some problems in regular latex (but not
>>pdflatex) on the table of contents and table of figures pages (i.e.,
>>long section/figure/table names did not wrap properly to a second line).
>>I'm not sure if this bug still exists or not, but my solution was to use
>>the following at the top of my document:
>>    \ifx\pdfoutput\undefined    % We're not running pdftex
>>        % do nothing
>>    \else
>>        \usepackage{hyperref}
>>    \fi
>>Hope that helps.
> Good info, thanks!
> BTW, whenever I stumble across a latex/tex problem that I find an answer to,
> I stash it away in a personal FAQ so I can access it later.  I keep my FAQ
> here:
>    http://www.dirac.org/tex/
> I've been using something I found on freshmeat called odfaq.  I chose odfaq
> mainly because I like PHP and having subcategories is really nice.
> I've been meaning to make it pretty (it's pretty much stock) and extend
> functionality a bit (having a FAQ have multiple categories would be nice).
> If any other latex users wanted to collaborate on either markup, content, or
> extending functionality, I'd really enjoy that.  It would be both fun and
> very useful.  I think I could hack odfaq to be multi-user within an hour or
> so.

Have you had a look at the UK TeX Users Group FAQ?


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