How to view embedded Script file (.sh) in PDF

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Mar 11, 2018 Mar 11, 2018

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Hello Team,

My requirement was:

  • embed a shell script in the guide. I have imported the shell script using File >Import >Objects.
    • In the Object dialog, i have selected the Packages option and select the Display as icon check box.

Encountering error:

In the FM file, the icon is there and the script works well when i click it, but when i publish PDF, nothing appears.

Please help!

This is very urgent. I have to deliver deliverables.

Regards,

Sarabjeet

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Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018

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At least in FM12, the File > Import > Object dialog shows the explanation "Inserts the contents of the file […] activate it using the program which created it". I read this as meaning you could insert the .sh file as an object and then open it from a .pdf with the editor that you used to create it: not run the .sh from the .pdf file. The dialog also offers a list of recognised programs, and on my PC the only [approximation to a] text editor in the list is Wordpad.

For a small .sh I'd be inclined to use File > Import > File (import by reference, of course) and then encourage the reader to copy/paste. I don't know how you could use FM to include a "download file" link – perhaps one of the hyperlink options? so I'll watch this thread with interest.

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Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018

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Hi Sarabjeet,

While I don't know of a way to embed a companion file in FrameMaker that will become a downloadable file in PDF, you can add the file to the PDF in Acrobat using the Tools > Edit PDF > Attach File command.

-Matt

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