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Topic: adding search to pdf docs on a cd rom
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 141759
From: marathondreamer
Date: 10/26/2005 03:55 AM

Hi, I posted this message to the Javascripting forum a couple of weeks ago and have had zero replies, so I'm hoping someone here can help...

Thanks very much,

Good afternoon everyone,

I'm working on an interactive cd project. It's a small library. I'd like to do this in pdf by creating a few pdf menus (documents) that link to their respective pdf docs.

I'd like to add search functionality, but don't know if it's possible. I found some javascript search functions at, but I don't know if I can add them to a pdf. If I can add it to a pdf, then will it search all the linked documents?

I have experience working in pdf and some javascripting and I'd rather use pdf than make a mini-website or tryout Director and make a shockwave application.

I'm also wondering about autorunning the cd. Ironically, I just received a cd that is similar to what I have in mind: it has a pdf table of contents that links to pdf docs. They used InstallShield to autorun the cd files onto the computer/desktop. Only thing was none of the links from the main menu worked. They all referenced the original server where the cd was created.

Anyway, I would really appreciate some advice:
-adding search js to pdf's (possible scripts?)
-autorunning this cd

I was thinking that I would leave the main pdf menu file visible and store all the other files in a folder on the cd. If anyone has experience to share about distributing pdf's by cd, I would appreciate this information.

Thanks very much for your time and insights.


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