Solved

Using Illustrator to create Hyperlinks in PDF

Posted on 2009-04-08
5
3,038 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
Hi!

I have a client who has designed a PDF in Adobe Illustrator. In the PDF there are email addresses and URLs to websites. However, these links are not active or 'clickable' when viewing in Adobe Reader. He does not have Adobe Acrobat and he's wondering can he make the hyperlinks in Illustrator and then convert to PDF with links active.

Is this possible?
0
Comment
Question by:Julian Matz
[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
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Philip_Spark
ID: 24098528
What version of illustrator are you using and platform?
I know answer but will be easier to exolain with above info
0
 
LVL 21

Author Comment

by:Julian Matz
ID: 24099304
OS is Mac. Not sure about the version but will find out.
0
 
LVL 21

Author Comment

by:Julian Matz
ID: 24099539
It's Illustrator CS 1.
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Philip_Spark earned 500 total points
ID: 24099894
When you do a save as you need to use the pdf preset shown below
PDF/X-1a:2001

A few of the presets are not available until you move them, if that's your case here's instructions how to do it:

A few of the presets listed above are not available until you move themas neededfrom the Extras folder (where they are installed by default) to the Settings folder. Typically, the Extras and Settings folders are found in (Mac OS) Library/Application Support/Adobe PDF.

This explains the file to move
Rich Content PDF Creates accessible PDF files that include tags, hyperlinks, bookmarks, interactive elements, and layers. This set of options uses PDF 1.5 and embeds subsets of all fonts. It also optimizes files for byte serving. These PDF files can be opened in Acrobat 6.0 and Adobe Reader 6.0 and later. (The Rich Content PDF preset is in the Extras folder.)
Note: This preset was called eBook in earlier versions of some applications.

On my system it was found as below
If you yo have the PDF/X-1a:2001 I'd try that first, that gave me the links in a test document, otherwise follow instructions to get the rich content preset.


Picture-6.png
Picture-9.png
0
 
LVL 21

Author Comment

by:Julian Matz
ID: 24180056
Many thanks! Very much appreciated!
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

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

When deciding to adopt any help desk solutions many factors should be explored before taking decisions. This will change from business to another but in general there are some kind of rule of thumb. Here are some quick tips: Do we need only ticket…
Now that Expression Web 4.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Upgrade.aspx) is free if you buy or have the full version of Expression Web 3.0, now is the best time to  migrate from FrontPage to Expression Web (http://www.frontpage-to-exp…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to make a WordPress Site faster and smaller in size by cleaning up the database. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin WP Optimize will be used. Go to your WordPress login page. T…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to add AdSense Ads to a WordPress Website, and how to set up WordPress to automatically place Ads in Sidebars. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Log into your AdSense account. : Cli…

717 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