Adobe Acrobat 8 Basic - Open embedded PDF link in new Window

Posted on 2009-02-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have created a PDF file from a main Word 2007 document.

Embedded within the main Word document, and subsequent PDF version of that main document, are hyperlinks pointing to separately created PDF reference files that reside in a different folder.

When a link is clicked in the main Word document, the PDF reference file opens in a new Acrobat window like it's supposed to. However, when the same reference link is clicked in the PDF version of the main file, the reference file opens in the same Acrobat window as the main PDF, and not a different window as desired.  This forces the user to close the reference file in order to navigate back to the main PDF doc.

Is there a way to adjust Acrobat settings that will open all links in a new window?

Thank you.
Question by:Hank11
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    I don't have Adobe 8, but in Adobe Acrobat 9, select Edit | Preferences.  Under the Documents option uncheck the option "Open cross-document links in same window".  I know something similar exist in Acrobat 5 so it must be somewhere there in Acrobat 8.  Take a look around the Preferences options.

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