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Using URLs in PDF documents

Posted on 2003-12-12
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Hi folks,

Not sure where I should have asked this question but it'll be fairly straight forward for some of you guys and gals.

Can you put URLs in PDF documents so that a user can click on the URL and be taken to the page.

I've had a try, but the link appears dead and doesn't open up the browser window.

Please reply with a yes/no and how to do it (if you can do it). I tried putting in say - http://www.experts-exchange.com - the URL was in blue so it took it as a URL, but I couldn't click through.

Thanks.
Gary.
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by:YZlat
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You simply open your file in Adobe Acrobat, click on Tools,  then Locate Web Addresses...Create web links from URLs in text. And all the URLs will become clickable.
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Ah... that might be the problem. I'm not using Adobe Acrobat to write the files, instead I'm using a freeware writer.

So it won't be possible then?

Thanks.
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by:kmalhotra
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You are using a freeware writer but you have created the pdfs in adobe acrobat right. so you must have created a text field which you dynamically populate. If you go to acrobate writer (we have version 6.0) you can go to properties>add action and add an action to open a web link. So when you dynamically populate it and someone clicks on it, it opens up a browser.

Thanks
KM
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BTw - what writer do you use?

Thanks
KM
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by:ghumphries
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PDF995 I think it's called... without checking (as I'm on a different computer).
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by:ghumphries
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The way the program works is strange...

When you install the program, it attaches itself as a printer. When you find a document you want to convert to a PDF, you go File - Print - select the PDF995 printer, as if you're going to print it, a box then appears saying where do you want to save the PDF to, you select the location and it produces a PDF.

Think I might have to get the Adobe Writer though if I want people to click on links.
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If u download pdfedit995 it will allow u to convert text in the pdf file to URL links.

http://www.pdf995.com/download.html

Hope this helps

Michael

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