Open PDF at a chapter

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Open PDF at a chapter

Post by mrcoollion » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:39 pm

Hello all,

I am working on a manual for my application which is a PDF document I build with MS-Word and it has a chapter (and sub chapters) for each application feature.
I want to open this PDF at the chapter that relates to the application feature I place the Help button at.
Is it possible to open a PDF with chapters at a chapter or at a paragraph?

Regards,

Paul

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Re: Open PDF at a chapter

Post by richmond62 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:04 pm

As a poisonous so-and-so I would first ask:

How do you differentiate (electronically) between a chapter and a paragraph?

https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0000.pdf

I would be inclined to mark chapter divisions with some sort of invisible control chaarcter that LiveCode could pick up on.

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Re: Open PDF at a chapter

Post by FourthWorld » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:18 pm

It will probably depend on the reader app, but Adobe provides a way to do that with a hashtag appended to the URL:

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/link ... robat.html
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Re: Open PDF at a chapter

Post by mrcoollion » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:29 pm

Thanks for pointing me to the right direction.

After some testing I found that :
1) placing

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#page=5
after the pdf URL makes the pdf go to page 5 :D
2) using

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#nameddest=<destination name>
does not work yet but might be part of Google Chrome Canary (a beta version is downloadable).

Thanks again and be safe.

Paul

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Re: Open PDF at a chapter

Post by richmond62 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:34 pm

Pages and Chapters are NOT the same thing.

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