On 14.09.06, Bryce Bolton wrote:
> I would like to use PYX to create a PDF which has a combination of graphics
> and hyperlink text.
I want such a feature as well, so it's likely to be added in some
> It appears that LaTex has some functions for hyperlinks, but I don't know if
> these can be called through PYX.
No, this will not work, since PyX analyses the specials (as such
information is passed to the dvi drivers) and allows for a strict set
of specials only. I think we'll never start to support any hyperref
feature (hyperref is the latex package by which you can do such links
in LaTeX). But we can start to support such a thing natively in PyX.
Some work allowing us to insert XObjects in PDFPage descriptors have
already been done. (I'm not sure whether this is the feature we'll
need here, but I remember that I looked into the PDF spec to see what
needs to be done to implement certain features (like forms, this is
what I looked for)). Anyway, this is an important feature and we'll
add support for it at a certain time. Unfortunately it's out of scope
for PyX 0.10, where I try to concentrate on 3d support and I really
want to have 0.10 out this year. Unfortunately I really don't have
much time to spend on the PyX development ...
> Please advise if adding links is possible in PYX by itself, or if someone
> knows how to do this with the LaTex "API" in PYX. Is another Python module
> a better choice than pyx for hyperlinx to PDF generation with graphics?
I don't know.
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