How do I change the link target for multiple pdf documents?

Posted on 2008-06-25
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Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have many pdf documents in a website that I want to have each one open in a new window when the each link is clicked on. How do I change all the pdf document links in a entire website to target _blank without changing each one individually?
Question by:Barbara69
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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Hi Barbara69,

Do a Find and Replace on the entire site.

Set the search parameters to source code and search for the following string:


Replace with:

.pdf" target="_blank"

You should probably do a Find All first just to make sure you don't catch anything you don't want to by accident.

Author Comment

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Thank you so very much. You saved me a lot of time. I had tried find and replace, but I was using *.pdf for my search string, needlessly to say, unsuccessfully. Thanks once again.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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You're welcome.

*.pdf will not work inside of Dreamweaver but you CAN use regular expressions to get the same functionality.  In this case, it was easier to do a normal F/R and not muck around with regex.

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