[reportlab-users] PDF "pop-ups" considered forgotten?

Robin Becker reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 08:58:39 +0100

In article <1CB13C94-CBA2-11D6-A271-00039345C610@darwin.in-berlin.de>,
Dinu Gherman <gherman@darwin.in-berlin.de> writes
>ified by the
>  Popup entry in the parent's annotation dictionary [...].
>Does anybody know if there are *really* no pop-ups in the GUI sense?
>If so, this is a real shame, because theses things can be incredi-
>bly useful.
>My first idea for a workaround in that case was to use a normal link
>annotation jumping to whereever it already is in the document (by
>adding a companion bookmark to the same place/page! But as it turns
>out, after changing the action from URI to GoTo in Canvas.linkURL()
>the pop-up disappears... which probably had to be expected... but...
>It's a real shame!! More and more often I wish PDF had more features
>of SVG...
there are certainly notes which are similar to popups, but whether they
can be made normally invisible and then opened on a specified event I'm
not sure.
Robin Becker