Solved

Embed hyperlink in Access Report, then export to PDF

Posted on 2008-10-17
3
1,082 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
I would like to include a hyperlink in my report to an external web site. Once the report is generated I want to print the report to a PDF document using the Acrobat printer so that the links remain in the report so that anyone who views the PDF will be able to click the link to follow it to a web site.

I don't need the link to work within the access report, the link only needs to work once it is in the PDF document.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:BradleyOnTheRoad
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 22747024
BradleyOnTheRoad,

I have not seen this done in Access 2003, becaues hyperlinks are not "Clickable" in Access 2003.
It is possible to insert Hyperlinks in PDF's but you may need a more advanced PDF creation utility (Like the full version of Adobe Acrobat)

It is possible to do this in Access 2007 though. (After you install the Save as PDF add-in)

JeffCoachman

0
 

Author Comment

by:BradleyOnTheRoad
ID: 22747226
I created a report with a hyperlink and printed it to my Adobe Acrobat printer.
In the first case I used a label using the Google URL as the caption and the Hyperlink Address. It exported to PDF and the link worked as expected.
However, when I changed the caption to "Go to Google" it failed to create the hyperlink.
0
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
ID: 22761049
Then I guess you will have to leave the caption as is.
;-)

JeffCoachman
0

Featured Post

[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It’s the first day of March, the weather is starting to warm up and the excitement of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday can be felt throughout the world.
The Windows Phone Theme Colours is a tight, powerful, and well balanced palette. This tiny Access application makes it a snap to select and pick a value. And it doubles as an intro to implementing WithEvents, one of Access' hidden gems.
We often encounter PDF files that are pure images, that is, they do not have text characters, but instead contain only raster graphics. The most common causes of this are document scanning software and faxing software/services that create image-only…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question