Links in Embedded PDF

Posted on 2003-12-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09

I am working with a website which contains a PDF file embedded in an HTML document, using the <embed> tag.  The PDF document opens up nicely within the HTML document as it should, but the links within the PDF document don't work.  If I click on any of these links, I get a "Page not found" error.

Is there any solution to this?  I don't think there is, but I was hoping someone here might have a definitive answer, as I'm wasting a lot of time trying to find a solution which I don't think exists.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Question by:missmikey
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pepsichris earned 500 total points
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The easiest way is to use complete links, eg


otherwise you have to fiddle about with where it's all relative to (which'll probably be the html page) so when you get the Page not found message, do a right click and go to properties, or use the File menu to get them or whatever, and work out where it's looking at, and adjust your code accordingly.

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pepsichris earned 500 total points
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Also, a quick fix might be to put the pdf document in the same directory as the html page.

Author Comment

ID: 9904107
Thanks for your comment, pepsichris.

Are you saying that I would need to change the links in the PDF file, so that they always start with "http://"?  Because that's what the Adobe website seems to be indicating also.

When I checked to see what one of these links looks like, as you suggested, I found this:


Can't even begin to understand this link (I mean the part before the IP address), but I can tell you that it works when the PDF file is opened alone in the browser, i.e. not using the embed tag.  Does that make sense?

Author Comment

ID: 9904132
Actually disregard that crazy post, pepsichris, I think I've found the answer to my question... thanks!!

Expert Comment

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Cool - if not then come back...

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