[Tutor] Opening a pdf on a certain page

Tim Golden Tim.Golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk
Tue Dec 12 18:27:46 CET 2006

[Dave Kuhlman]
| On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 04:00:29PM -0000, Tim Golden wrote:
| > [Toon Pieton]
| > 
| > | Is there anyway to open a .pdf at a certain page? Been 
| > | searching the internet, but couldnt find anything.
| > 
| > Pretty certain there isn't. Even if you'd generated the
| > PDF yourself and set an internal anchor there doesn't
| > seem to be a URI which will jump to that point. I'd
| > be really happy to be wrong about that.
| > 
| I'm assuming that the original poster was asking a Python question,
| but just to show that in general this must be possible ...
| I use evince (on Linux) to read PDF docs.  When I open a document
| the second time, evince automatically shows the last page I was
| viewing when I previously closed evince.  And, the following
| command:
|     $ evince -p 12 somedocument.pdf
| will open that document to page 12.

Well I was certainly very narrow in my thinking,
assuming that everyone was running Acrobat Reader
and/or Firefox like myself. Clearly you're right
that since PDFs *have* pages, any reader may
offer a facility to jump to one. Thanks for the


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