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How to create mailto: link in PDF file, using Adobe Acrobat Pro v.7 to open only default e-mail client but without opening IE (witch also start) after click on same link in PDF file?

Posted on 2006-07-10
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I created on my work MS Word document with e-mail addresses of all my colleague witch I have converted to PDF file using Adobe Acrobat Pro 7. After clicking on e-mail address hyperlink in PDF file runs default email client Outlook or OE and IE also with empty window. What do I need to change in Adobe Acrobat Pro or MS Word document so that hyperlink start only default e-mail client without opening empty IE window?
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ID: 17078125
Here is a full link with the added stuff you need --

<A href="mailto:you@yourdomain.com?subject=Test&cc=account1@mydomain.com&bc=account1@mydomain.com">Click me</a>

Also see these links for more info --


They will give more details

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ID: 17105992
Thanx for answer scrathcyboy. I've checked out your links but I still don't believe that I must modify each link in my MS Word document with other mailto command parameters so that same doc after converting to PDF doesn't open IE with e-mail client but just e-mail client. If you have right this way than is also possible to put it MS DOC command in MS Word doc which you can always run after converting same doc to PDF if that command use existing file in installed OS on each computer. Sounds crazy. I still believe that I must do something or in MS Word or in Adobe Acrobat Pro and because of that I've waiting from answer of expert with Adobe Acrobat Pro or MS Word knowledge.
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post a new "pointer" question to this one in the MSword applications area, or ask a moderator to move this question to another area where you think you will get more help -- link at top of page, support.
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Thanx scrathcyboy I've just made a request to moderator.
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bruintje earned 2000 total points
ID: 17119766
Hello ZAction,

you need to add a bit of javascript in the link created in the Adobe pdf, there seems no other way to supress this behaviour since IE is used to start the mail client form the mail hyperlink in Adobe


Hope this helps a bit

Author Comment

ID: 17125678
I be damn. After visiting your link I’ve tried everything also in MS Word, MS Excel etc until I found few options in Adobe Acrobat Pro. I’ve tried everything and via Advanced menu, JavaScript, Edit all JavaScripts option I’ve pasted following where I have replaced -y…@email.com- with own e-mail address. If you get an error massage, don’t worry, just click once on OK en close JavaScript Editor window. After this I’ve did it following in Adobe Acrobat Pro: go to Advanced menu, click on Links, Create from URLs in Document and save file.

if (app.viewerType == "Exchange") app.mailMsg(true, "y...@email.com", "", "", "YourSubject","");
else this.getURL("mailto:y...@email.com?subject=YourSubject");

How this works I don’t know because I’ve tried all JavaScript options in Adobe Acrobat Pro and also all options with Links and URLs but it works only this way. I’ve tested this on server, and 2 another workstation and it works so now I can send my magnificent list with all e-mail address again to each colleague. When I click on e-mail address in Adobe Reader only e-mail clients run and nothing else and Subject field in e-mail client is empty. If somebody don’t apply option Create from URLs in Document than will IE run with e-mail client again. Thanks a LOT bruntje.
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ID: 17128144
Glad you got it working and thanks for the grade :)

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