[NTG-context] pdfopen pdfclose

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Sun Sep 16 00:13:07 CEST 2007

On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 13:49:13 -0600, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

>> For a future ConTeXt, would it be possible to add support for the --back
>> option for pdfopen/pdfclose? See
>> http://magic.aladdin.cs.cmu.edu/2005/07/15/pdfopen-and-pdfclose/
>> This will allow you to automatically return to the page of the pdf you
>> were working on at the moment you close it. There are some caveats for
>> working with mutiple pdf's but it's a nice feature to have.
> well, then make sure that the version in distributions support it
>  >pdfopen  --help
> Usage:
>          pdfopen  --file <filename> [--page <page>]
>                         Opens <filename> (at page <page> if available)
>                               in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.
>          pdfclose --file <filename>
>                   Closes <filename> in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.
>          pdfclose --all
>                   Closes all documents in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.
> Beware: only documents opened by `pdfopen' can be closed
>          by `pdfclose'.

:-) But that's exactly my point, the pdfopen that comes with the distro  
does not support --back :-)

This would be a really nice feature to have, if we can implement it (or  
just use/improve Woo's code)...

Best wishes

Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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