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Any info as to how to make or use virtual PDFs #321

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cryoguy opened this Issue Oct 2, 2017 · 1 comment

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cryoguy commented Oct 2, 2017

One of the best tools!! Is there any info about how to make or use virtual PDFs?

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politza Oct 2, 2017

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Try this.

  1. Enable recognition of *.vpdf files via M-x pdf-virtual-global-mode.
  2. Open a PDF in a directory with many more PDF files.
  3. M-x pdf-virtual-create-buffer
  4. C-c C-c

This would create a virtual PDF representing all (complete) pages of all documents in the directory. And for the most part it acts just like any other PDF document, with the exception that the document is read-only, i.e. no modification of annotations. The file-format is explained in the buffer.

This would be even more fun, if we could display multiple pages (e.g. snippets of multiple math-definitions, which you can't seem to remember) per window.

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politza commented Oct 2, 2017

Try this.

  1. Enable recognition of *.vpdf files via M-x pdf-virtual-global-mode.
  2. Open a PDF in a directory with many more PDF files.
  3. M-x pdf-virtual-create-buffer
  4. C-c C-c

This would create a virtual PDF representing all (complete) pages of all documents in the directory. And for the most part it acts just like any other PDF document, with the exception that the document is read-only, i.e. no modification of annotations. The file-format is explained in the buffer.

This would be even more fun, if we could display multiple pages (e.g. snippets of multiple math-definitions, which you can't seem to remember) per window.

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