[OS X TeX] producing a commentary in TeX of an existing PDF document (various particular items)

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 18:27:00 EDT 2006

On 4/28/06, Jason Davies <ucgajpd at ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
> I asked a little while ago about this topic and was pointed towards using the class memoir. However, it turns out that that will not work in practice so I've decided instead to use the original document in the following way:
> 1) create individual pdfs of each page of the original document
> 2) include them as graphics as the right hand page (ie alternating)
> 3) add my commentary on the left.

I use the following approach when I am getting pdf document for
reviewing (since Acrobat
notes are clearly unable to handle math). Using eso-pic package to
include document
\title{My remarks}

Neumann Laplacian is a very special animal, deeply different in the
irregular domains from  Dirichlet Laplacian and this must be explained
in details.


great paper but.

I suggest to ....

Not clear what ``less stringent estimate'' means.

real BS


\AddToShipoutPicture*{ \put(200,0){%

Note that one can indicate a page to be included. Not sure that it is
what you are looking for

> This will involve setting the numbering for each page (because it will count the pdf but in this case I want to make the page numbering match - ie the document will have two page 1s, two page 2s etc.
> Before I start on this rather tedious task, I'm throwing myself on the list's mercy for help...
> Firstly, which pdf viewer (if any) allows me to Applescript the following:
>     print the frontmost page to pdf (and only that page), taking the filename from the page number (or a separate counter that I can set to match), then go to the next page and do the same in a repeat block
>     can anyone help with the syntax of printing out a particular page via Applescript?
> One reason for asking is that I have chronic RSI and manipulating the mouse to print out to pdf and change the page number will wreck my arm (the mouse work is worst). An applescript can be run (even if I have to repeat it page by page) via iListen, so it won't produce any strain.
> Secondly, my limited experince of inserting graphics is that I often get a blank page afterwards. Is that normal? (ie should inserting a single page pdf into a TeX document also force a blank page? can I do something about this? or have I just produced this effect by some other means, by accident, and therefore should see if it simply doesn't happen)?
> Thanks for any help. I am interpreting the rubric of 'Mac and TeX issues' to include such questions as this but please administer a mild telling off if it's not....:-)

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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