A custom org link type for pdf-tools
This proj ect was inspired by and built upon ~org-pdfview~ from @markus1189. * Installation
You can now install ~org-pdftools~ and ~org-noter-pdftools~ from MELPA!
Run ~M-x pdf-tools-install~ after installation of ~pdftools~ if you haven't done before.
(use-package org-noter :config ;; Your org-noter config ........ (require 'org-noter-pdftools))
(use-package org-pdftools :hook (org-mode . org-pdftools-setup-link))
(use-package org-noter-pdftools :after org-noter :config ;; Add a function to ensure precise note is inserted (defun org-noter-pdftools-insert-precise-note (&optional toggle-no-questions) (interactive "P") (org-noter--with-valid-session (let ((org-noter-insert-note-no-questions (if toggle-no-questions (not org-noter-insert-note-no-questions) org-noter-insert-note-no-questions)) (org-pdftools-use-isearch-link t) (org-pdftools-use-freestyle-annot t)) (org-noter-insert-note (org-noter--get-precise-info)))))
;; fix https://github.com/weirdNox/org-noter/pull/93/commits/f8349ae7575e599f375de1be6be2d0d5de4e6cbf (defun org-noter-set-start-location (&optional arg) "When opening a session with this document, go to the current location. With a prefix ARG, remove start location." (interactive "P") (org-noter--with-valid-session (let ((inhibit-read-only t) (ast (org-noter--parse-root)) (location (org-noter--doc-approx-location (when (called-interactively-p 'any) 'interactive)))) (with-current-buffer (org-noter--session-notes-buffer session) (org-with-wide-buffer (goto-char (org-element-property :begin ast)) (if arg (org-entry-delete nil org-noter-property-note-location) (org-entry-put nil org-noter-property-note-location (org-noter--pretty-print-location location)))))))) (with-eval-after-load 'pdf-annot (add-hook 'pdf-annot-activate-handler-functions #'org-noter-pdftools-jump-to-note)))
Added customizable variable ~org-pdftools-use-isearch-link~ and ~org-pdftools-use-freepointer-annot~ to control whether you will get prompt to create isearch/freepointer link if no existing annotations are found
Current features The provided function includes:
X backward compatibility with org-pdfview: simply change the link prefix from ~pdfview:~ to ~pdftools:~.
[X] The reason this URL prefix change was proposed is that ~pdftools:~ links can also point to ~pdf-occur~ searchs. Multi-file search is also supported.
[X] There is also support for ~pdf-isearch~.
[X] Beyond the original link implementation that stores only file path and page number, now you can store the precise location of annotations.
[X] If there are selected texts on the current PDF page, it will be ~marked-up~ using pdf-tools markup functions (by default, underline) automatically and the corresponding annotation id is stored in the link.
HTML exported link now have a "#page=n" postfix, which should make browsers like Chrome open the corresponding page.
You can now customize the link description format using ~org-pdftools-get-desc-function~
Added ~org-noter-pdftools-embed-org-note-to-pdf~, ~org-noter-pdftools-embed-all-org-note-to-pdf~ to copy one or all org-noter annotation headings (the ones with a ~annot-id~ and ~org-pdftools link~) to the corresponding PDF file.
Added ~org-noter-pdftools-embed-org-buffer-to-pdf~ to copy the whole org-noter buffer to a annotation in the left upper corner of the first page in the PDF.
Added ~org-noter-pdftools-jump-to-note~ config in the README.
The prefix of pdftools link can now be customized using ~org-pdftools-link-prefix~, and the default is now set to "pdf"
The ~org-pdftools-search-string-separator~ is now set to ~??~ to avoid org fontification problem
You can now specify how the path of pdf is stored using two function:
~org-pdftools-path-generator~ takes ~buffer-file-name~ as an argument, and output a translated path. Default to ~abbreviate-file-name~
~org-pdftools-path-resolver~ takes a translated path as an argument and translate it back to absolute path. Default to ~expand-file-name~
Integration with ~org-noter~ You can use the vanilla ~org-noter~ now.
[X] Integrate with ~org-noter~, such that ~org-noter~ can remember the precise location (in the resolution of the exact annotation).
[X] Jump from a PDF annotation to a associated org-heading ~org-noter-sync-*~ and ~org-noter-jump-to-heading~.
[X] Transform old org-noter notes to newer ones and sync with the corresponding PDF. ~org-noter-convert-old-notes~
[-] PDF annotation will have full and synced information with the associated org-note. (Besides the note content, each annotate will record the IDs of the corresponding org heading and potentially even it's parent org heading, such that tree-rebuild is possible.)
Planed features This is the first step of a set of overhauls of Emacs PDF notetaking experience. The features below are planned (either in this package or as PR to other packages):
[-] Optionally grab image/text excerpt from the PDF and insert below the corresponding org-heading. Please refer to ~pdf-view-extract-region-image~, not sure what's the best way to integrate it.
[ ] Link export with image/text-based excerpt from the PDF.