[reportlab-users] pdf linking

Eric Johnson reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Fri, 3 May 2002 07:37:37 -0400

On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 07:50:16AM +0200, Jerome Alet wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 rmccain@gvpi.com wrote:
> > definately some awesome software. I am writing now because I was not able 
> > to find any functionality for creating links that link to other pdf's. I 
> use the canvas.Canvas().linkURL() method
This method only allows a link to a URI, which always tries to use open the link in
a web browser. 

It is also possible to link to another local pdf which is viewed directly in the 
Acrobat reader by using a Remote Go-To Action. This is basically similar to the 
URI Action and some time ago I hacked up some code which implemented a linkGoToR 
method to do this.

It is a bit limited in that it only goes to the first page of the other pdf and
opens it in Fit mode. That was all I needed at the time.

Would it be worth trying to generalise this a little to support named destinations
or just submitting a patch as is? 

Obviously it needs a better name as well ... perhaps linkFile ?