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Re: PDF Links in Windows

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: PDF Links in Windows
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:57:31 +0200
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Am 05.10.2015 um 12:42 schrieb James:
> Hello,
> On 05/10/15 10:23, Urs Liska wrote:
>> Am 05.10.2015 um 11:18 schrieb Federico Bruni:
>>> Il giorno lun 5 ott 2015 alle 10:57, Federico Bruni
>>> <address@hidden> ha scritto:
>>>> Il giorno lun 5 ott 2015 alle 9:54, Urs Liska <address@hidden> ha
>>>> scritto:
>>>>> I think what he wants is the following:
>>>>> - view the PDF in Acrobat Reader (for its better resolution or
>>>>> whatever reason,
>>>>>   I think he knows how to do that (as it's where he's coming from)
>>>>> - Click on the note in Acrobat Reader and have Frescobaldi open the
>>>>> input file
>>>>>   at the correct location.
>>>>> I don't know how to do it but it's a valid request IMHO, and I
>>>>> wanted to make it clear.
>>>>> Once you figured that out could someone please consider writing a
>>>>> tutorial for Scores of Beauty?
>>>> I made a try but could not find any setting in Adobe Reader DC in my
>>>> virtualized Windows guest. Adobe reader thinks that textedit URIs
>>>> should be opened in a browser..
>>>> I found this question with a wrong answer:
>>>> https://forums.adobe.com/thread/305151
>>>> and this discussion:
>>>> http://forums.fofou.org/sumatrapdf/topic?id=934325
>>>> I have the feeling that trying to achieve this with a Free (as in
>>>> freeedom) PDF reader for Windows, like Sumatra, would be a better idea.
>>> "Custom protocol handlers aren't supported by Adobe Reader X and later
>>> for security reasons."
>>> https://forums.adobe.com/message/5593888#5593888
>> Is this definitive?
>> Then this should be added to the documentation somewhere (CCing to
>> bug-lilypond).
>> Urs
> Do we have an example of a PDF that he is trying to use here?
> I use a number of different readers at work and they all behave
> differently and on different operating systems. The information "Custom
> protocol handlers aren't supported by Adobe Reader X and later for
> security reasons." isn't very explanatory in the context of LilyPond.
> To help the bug squad could you articulate more clearly what is needed
> here than just forwarding some thread from another list?

The context is the page
and the issue of activating point-and-click on Windows in Acrobat Reader.

The message quoted by Federico is an official statement of an Adobe
staff member, and this tells us that from Adobe Reader X onwards it will
not be possible to enable LilyPond's point-and-click links.

My suggestion is to add a note to said LilyPond doc page saying e.g.
"please note that it is not possible to make point-and-click work with
Adobe Reader version X or above." Probably this should go after the
second paragraph.

I think Adobe Reader is important enough for new or potential LilyPond
users on Windows that this disclaimer should be there.


> It puts people off trying to find out the information to create or
> investigate the different behaviour. I've already spent 10 mins trying
> to work out what the *specific* problem is, how it relates to LP and how
> to even validate this isn't just something on someone's own environment
> that might not be a problem elsewhere.
> James

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