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Use of pdfpages

Postby kent » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:24 am

I have a PDF coming from and Powerpoint presentation containing links. The links work for the PDF file, but if
I include this PDF in a Latex document using the package pdfpages, the links are not working. Is it possible to
makes these links working properly in my Latex doxument (PDF) which is made by pdflatex?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:56 pm

Hi Kent!

When a PDF file is included in another PDF file, contained links are lost. That's a limitation of the PDF format, since such hyperlinks resp. annotations are too tightly connected to the original page.

The pax package works around that issue: it parses the PDF file before it's included, extracts the hyperlinks, and puts them back into the final PDF.

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