I have a "trilogi" simulation software file. Consider it as a file of random simulation software. I want to embed it in pdf document at the place of my choice so that if I click on it in pdf document,it opens. How should I do it? My simple working program is as given below


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    Have a look at the attachfilepackage, I have been using it for instance here: uweziegenhagen.de/?p=2488 (Check the definition of \file there) Nov 2, 2014 at 11:28
  • I understand the attach file package in the sense that I can embed pdf files. But how to embed other files. Following is how I embed pdf files What change do I do know from here \usepackage{attachfile} \usepackage{embedfile} \usepackage{hypgotoe} \hypersetup{% pdfborder = {0 0 0} } \embedfile{midsem.pdf}
    – shivam
    Nov 2, 2014 at 11:46
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    @shivam No, you can embed any file!
    – Josef
    Nov 2, 2014 at 11:56

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Here is a short example, how to do it with attachfile. It attaches the source code of the current file to the PDF and creates a clickable link. Adobe Reader/Acrobat has a tab, where it shows all attachments.



\textattachfile{\jobname.tex}{\textcolor{blue}{\LaTeX\ Sourcecode}}



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