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2. Managing a Collection > 22. Spinning Collection Portals

Spinning Collection Portals

Convert directories full of secretive PDFs into inviting HTML portals, automatically.

You can create portals that enable readers to comfortably navigate entire directories of PDF documents. These directory portals list document titles, authors, and modification dates, a layer up from the document portals created in [Hack #21] . They offer hyperlinks to each PDF’s document portal and to neighboring directories. Written in PHP, these portals, shown in Figure 2-14, are easy to adapt to your requirements.

Our collection portals reporting PDF information to the reader
Figure 2-14. Our collection portals reporting PDF information to the reader

Tool Up

You’ll need pdftk [Hack #79] and pdfportal. To install pdfportal, visit http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdfportal/ and download pdfportal-1.0.zip. Unpack the archive and copy its files to a location on your PHP-enabled web server where it can read and execute them. Edit pdfportal.config.php to reflect the location of pdftk on your system.


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