# Insert PDF movie links from TeX source file? - Mac Applications & Software

[I asked this question already, but unsuccessfully, on comp.text.pdf, but I think not yet on these groups. If I'm remembering incorrectly, apologies.] I prepare doents using TeX (Plain, not LaTeX), distill to PDF, then insert movie links (links to .mov files) by hand using Acrobat. If I know in advance which .mov files are going to be involved, is there a way to insert the movie links right from the start, in the TeX source file, and have the necessary coding survive the typesetting and distillation processes? Thanks for any pointers. [Mac OS 9.2, Textures, Acrobat 6.0.]...

1. ## Insert PDF movie links from TeX source file?

but I think not yet on these groups. If I'm remembering incorrectly,
apologies.]

I prepare doents using TeX (Plain, not LaTeX), distill to PDF, then

If I know in advance which .mov files are going to be involved, is there
a way to insert the movie links right from the start, in the TeX source
file, and have the necessary coding survive the typesetting and
distillation processes?

Thanks for any pointers.

[Mac OS 9.2, Textures, Acrobat 6.0.]
AES/newspost Guest

2. ## Re: Insert PDF movie links from TeX source file?

David Magda Guest

3. ## Re: Insert PDF movie links from TeX source file?

"AES/newspost" <siegmanstanford.edu> wrote in message
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> but I think not yet on these groups. If I'm remembering incorrectly,
> apologies.]
And exactly what did you find unsuccessful about my
response in comp.text.pdf?

24oj5%241%40news.ecu.edu.au

David Wilson

David Wilson Guest

4. ## Re: Insert PDF movie links from TeX source file?

AES/newspost <siegmanstanford.edu> wrote in message news:<siegman-B98D67.08395520072003news.stanford.edu>...
> If I know in advance which .mov files are going to be involved, is there
> a way to insert the movie links right from the start, in the TeX source
> file, and have the necessary coding survive the typesetting and
> distillation processes?
Search comp.text.tex for easymovie.sty

I tried it about a month ago and it works for quicktime movie. But now
I'm using the full Acrobat 6 which can embed (not just link to) movie
in pdf file.

Chris

5. ## Re: Insert PDF movie links from TeX source file?

In article <informatik.uni-hamburg.de>,
Sven Utcke <utcke+uni-hamburg.de> wrote:

> >
> > Search comp.text.tex for easymovie.sty[/ref]
>
> But is this going to work with TeX (as opposed to LaTeX)?[/ref]

No, not straight away, but that style file does contain the plain TeX
commands to get the movie in your file. Look for the pdfmark command in
this style file.

Maarten
Maarten Guest

6. ## Re: Insert PDF movie links from TeX source file?

"Maarten Sneep" <nl> wrote in
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> >
> > But is this going to work with TeX (as opposed to LaTeX)?[/ref]
>
> No, not straight away, but that style file does contain the plain TeX
> commands to get the movie in your file. Look for the pdfmark command[/ref]
in

Except that \pdfmark isn't plain TeX, it comes from hyperref.
The crucial bits of the (PostScript) pdfmark needed for a movie
annotation *can* be deduced from easymovie.sty, just as they can
from a perusal of the PDF spec (to which the OP has already been
referred) or from reading a complete example of such a pdfmark
provided to (but apparently ignored by) the OP when he asked his
question in comp.text.pdf. Without using hyperref, the hard part
is learning (a) how to pass the pdfmark through a \special (the
OP needs to read his Textures doentation) and (b) how to
determine and then pass the coordinates for the annotation's anchor.
It may be that miniltx.tex provides sufficient scaffolding to
use hyperref in plain TeX.

David Wilson

David Guest

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