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Author Topic: references in PDF  (Read 1452 times)

kalos

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references in PDF
« on: September 19, 2010, 04:49:35 AM »
hello

In PDF files, there are often reference numbers, which correspond to a reference at the bottom of the PDF file. These reference numbers appear as either superscript or a number inside parenthesis or brackets. Here is an example:

This appears at the first page of the PDF file:
111.png

This appears at the one before the last page of the PDF file:
222.png

is there a way to display the reference in a tooltip, when I hover over the reference number? or any other way to be able to see the reference AS I see the reference number, without having to scroll down and search for the reference?

thanks

Curt

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Re: references in PDF
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 07:15:36 AM »
This is an option that the author can/really should use, but rarely does. If he does, it will be a note showing ALL of the time, not merely when you point at it, it will be distracting, impossible to overlook, ruining the design, and it will not be very precisely positioned. On the screenshot, I have made a note to the words American Heritage Dictionary - these words were marked when I wrote the note. See however how it seems to be positioned in the next line, and see also how big and yellow it is. Maybe this are some of the reasons that so few are using the option. Another reason is of course that many pdf files were not first created in the pdf format, but maybe as Word files, and then converted - losing links & features.

However, if you want to, you can easily add these notes yourself, one by one.

click for 719x198:
2010-09-19_141041-971.gifreferences in PDF

« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 07:19:51 AM by Curt »

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Re: references in PDF
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 07:25:34 AM »
thanks but it's not about creating a PDF file or editing few of them

it is about being able to have that 'reference feature' in every PDF file I read

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Re: references in PDF
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 03:14:16 AM »
it is about being able to have that 'reference feature' in every PDF file I read

-this was what I wrote.


This is an option that the author can/really should use, but rarely does.

So, the answer to your first question is 'No'.

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Re: references in PDF
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 10:11:39 AM »
neither any macro or script to do so? it would be so handy!

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