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I am embedding a PDF file inside my LaTeX-generated PDF file using embedfile:

\usepackage{embedfile}
\embedfile{myfile.pdf}

I would like to also insert a link that the user can click on to open the attachment.

Is there any way to do that?

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Related question: How do I make an attached file display like a link?. –  Martin Scharrer May 25 '11 at 14:14

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You could use the navigator package instead of embedfile - both packages are quite similar to use (the macro to embed a file is called \embeddedfile instead of \embedfile), but navigator additionally supports the \openfilelink command which creates links to embedded files:

\openfilelink [<appearence options>]{<file name>}[<page number to open>]{<link text>}

A minimal example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{navigator}
\embeddedfile{myfile}{myfile.pdf}
\begin{document}
\paragraph{Demonstration:} \openfilelink{myfile.pdf}{Link to the embedded file \texttt{myfile.pdf}}
\end{document}
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This worked really well. Thanks. Required that I get navigator.tex, yax.tex and texapi.tex, but it was worth it. –  vy32 May 26 '11 at 15:26
    
Doesn't work for me on TeXLive2012, XeTeX. –  Adobe Apr 29 '13 at 10:45
    
@Adobe The MWE above works fine for me with XeLaTeX (using TeX Live 2012). Do you get any error messages when trying to compile the document? –  diabonas Apr 29 '13 at 14:36
    
@diabonas: Thanks. I tried again: doesn't produce any error messages. Doesn't work in okular and evince. But works in Adobe Reader after 2 clicks. –  Adobe May 7 '13 at 7:00

If you want a link, use the package attachfile instead of embedfile. The default behavior of a file attached with \attachfile{filename} is to display an icon, but \textattachfile{filename}{<text>} will turn <text> into a link to your embedded file.

attachfile works well, I've been using it for years.

EDIT:

Regarding your trouble with a printout: The manual of attachfile tells you that the boolean option print=true will never print, unless you tell your pdf-viewer to do that -- and most of them, including Acorbat, won't, anyway what you do. You asked for clickable links, not for printouts. . .

But of course it is possible to have all the text printed on paper, e.g. like that:

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{calc, attachfile}


\newlength{\Urlname}
\newcommand{\doubleprint}[1]{\setlength{\Urlname}{\widthof{#1}}}
\newcommand{\textattachfileandprintout}[2]{%
\textattachfile[color=0 0 0]{#1}{#2}\doubleprint{#2}\hspace{-\Urlname}#2}
\begin{document}

\textattachfileandprintout{filename}{linktext}

\end{document}

Instead of \textattachfile{}{} use the \textattachfileandprintout or define a shorter command!

Regards, Alexander

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Argh! Two problems with attachfile. Problem #1 - the text is yellow with Acrobat Viewer. Problem #2 - the text is invisible on Apple's Preview. Any thoughts? –  vy32 May 26 '11 at 1:38
    
@vy32 To solve your first problem, you can say \textattachfile[color=0 0 0]{filename}{<text>} to change the text color to black. –  diabonas May 26 '11 at 9:50
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The best solution has been suggested here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/17926/… –  Keks Dose May 27 '11 at 6:50

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