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How to obtain position/view within PDF

Oct 20, 2013 11:53 AM

There is much information regarding how to open a PDF at a particular page etc. from the command line.

How can the data be obtained and stored externally while reading the document.

Perhaps more precisely, if I edited a page and then later wanted to open the PDF at a specific edit from, say, a shortcut, because I don't wish to write down the page number how might I go about obtaining the data to add to the shortcut command line?

Thank you

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    Oct 20, 2013 12:23 PM   in reply to enonod

    I'm not familiar by using the command line, but I'm pretty sure you're reference a "destination" you've set in the PDF.


    Here's the Acrobat XI help for Destinations. Start on this page and read the next couple pages:


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    Oct 20, 2013 8:33 PM   in reply to enonod

    "(in reader)" - - Adobe Reader?
    You cannot accomplish what you desire with Adobe Reader.
    You need Acrobat.

    With Acrobat you can:
    Create a PDF Bookmark having an action to take you to a page.
    Create a named destination then create a Bookmark having an action to take you to the named destination.
    You can use the Comment and Markup tools and browse them or go to one of them from the Comments List.


    As to command line usage - Adobe, by design, only permits a very minimal inventory of command line features.

    Some more open parameters are available via a full URL (http://----) using a browser.
    This is discussed in "Parameters for Opening PDF Files".


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