Re: [greenstone-users] Passing search terms to PDF files

From Allison Zhang
DateThu, 16 Nov 2006 09:50:46 -0500
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Passing search terms to PDF files
In-Reply-To (455A2B79-8010804-yale-edu)
Thank you all very much for the info. We have a large PDF collection and I
have been looking for a way to pass search terms to PDF files. Your
information is great! It took me 5 minutes to add the parameter to the cfg
file and it worked!

Please try it in the Drew Pearson Merry-Go-Round collection at Pearson
wrote about political issues and almost everything from 1930's to 60's.

Thank you again!


At 03:47 PM 11/14/2006 -0500, Arthur R. Belanger wrote:

>Hi Ben.
>I've been wanting to do this for some time now only I didn't know that one
>could pass parameters to the Acrobat Reader. Now that I know this, I've
>been playing around with my SearchVList format statement to see if I can
>do this. The search term is kept in the macro arnaud yvan
>Here is what I found:
>If you the -keep_original_filename option on the PDFPlug line in the
>collect.cfg file, the following works when added to the SearchVList format
>Search PDF</a>
>If you do not use the option, the file is renamed doc.pdf so the following
>Search PDF</a></td>
>These 2 sets of html will add a link to the search results list called
>"Search PDF".
>You can use the <a href=...&quot;"> to replace the [ex.srclink] and then
>the pdf icon will open the file with the search parameters.
>I hope this works for you.
>Ben Mottram wrote:
>>I am building a collection of PDF files in GS2.71 and would like to open
>>documents from the search results with extra information included within
>>the URL....
>>In this collection the HTML versions of the PDF files are not available
>>to end users.
>>Currently the format specifies
>>"[ex.srclink]{Or}{[ex.thumbicon],[ex.srcicon]}[ex./srclink]" - This is
>>substituted at runtime for <a href=<link to pdf file>[Whichever
>>Icon]</a> by the greenstone system
>>However, Adobe allows passing of parameters to the PDF file,
>>specifically for opening the PDF internal search engine.... <a
>>href=<path to pdf file>#search?"search terms">
>>Ideally I would like to put the search terms, used to retrieve the
>>results from the GS search form, into the [ex.srclink] substitution....
>>It seems such a simple idea, yet I suspect it will be difficult or
>>impossible, at least in GS2.71.
>>Ben Mottram
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