I am writing a report that makes extensive reference to a companion document of (large) tables. I'd like to make it as easy as possible for my reader to reference the tables, without cluttering the report.
In an ideal world, the two documents would be opened side-by-side, and the reader would click links in the report to scroll the table document to the correct location.
What I've tried:
My initial plan was to write the report in Latex, and use relative
\href links to anchors in a companion HTML document. It doesn't work reliably.
#Anchor links seem to get stripped in Windows, and the handling of relative URLs seems very variable between PDF viewers. Many PDF viewers can't even handle schema-less (bare or PRURL) URLs. Even if it did work, most modern browsers would open a new tab for every click, rather than scrolling the existing one.
This seems like a pretty obvious use-case, at least to me. Is there any reliable way to use Latex to create a document that scrolls a companion document?