P.O.'s simple home page.
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Using Ht://Dig more efficiently for PDF
Indexing PDF for Ht://Dig and keeping page number information
Here you'll find a Python script called pdftodig.py
to index PDF files for Ht://dig and add
'page=XX' anchors in the index information. Such anchors can be used by
Acrobat reader's plugin for Netscape to tell it that is should download
the corresponding xml document (usually generated by a CGI script like
the one on http://www.volkspost.de/cgihffen.html
tells Acrobat what page to open the document at.
Searching with Ht://Dig and providing precise links
If you want such anchors to occur in the search results of htsearch, you
need to add anchors to excerpts ( add_anchor_to_excerpt: true ).
This way the htsearch results will contains links like : "http://server/mydoc.pdf#page=234"
on words matching your search keywords if the excerpt is showing page 234
of your document.
Viewing the results with Xpdf
Of course you don't need to use Acrobat Reader to make the most of such
URLs, you can use a little wrapper script for the excellent Xpdf
program like my little pdf_helper . To use
it under netscape you must specify pdf_helper %s %u as your PDF
application helper. Then Xpdf will open the right page every time you click
on a link in an excerpt.
modified: Mon Dec 13 22:37:47 CET 1999