[NTG-context] useexternaldocument with custom file type

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at yandex.ru
Thu Apr 23 16:10:50 CEST 2020

** Jan U. Hasecke <juh+ntg-context at mailbox.org> [2020-04-23 15:35:54 +0200]:

> Am 23.04.20 um 14:22 schrieb Vladimir Lomov:

>> Otherwise could you describe what exactly you want to achive?

> This works:

> \setupinteraction[state=start]
> \setupcolors[state=start]
> \starttext
> \goto{linkname}[file(target.pdf)]
> \stoptext

> This does not work:

> \setupinteraction[state=start]
> \setupcolors[state=start]
> \starttext
> \goto{linkname}[file(target.doc)]
> \stoptext

What do you mean "work" and "not work"?

Do you what to open a file by clicking on text in viewer? What application
should be used to open a file? Take a look on page I linked in previous

> The PDF Viewer does not support the file type.

What "PDF Viewer"?

For example, I use different viewers: mupdf, zathura-pdf-mupdf (zathura with
mupdf pdf backend), okular, pdf-tools (emacs major mode). Some of application
(okular, for example) could preview many file types (ps, pdf, odt), while
other can't do that. It is up to application what to do (or actually, PDF
backend) on link.

Please see the page about '\goto' command, it was written for a reason!

> juh

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

Virtue is not left to stand alone.  He who practices it will have neighbors.
		-- Confucius
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