I would like to use PYX to create a PDF which has a combination of graphics
and hyperlink text.
It appears that LaTex has some functions for hyperlinks, but I don't know if
these can be called through PYX.
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?
From: Andre Wobst <wobsta@us...> - 2006-09-15 16:39:09
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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