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Create hyperlink to a specific location in a different application


Is it possible to create a hyperlink in one application (eg an MS Word doc) and have it link to a specific location in a different application (eg a PDF doc). I know you can link to the PDF file itself but to specific locations therein?

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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
The short answer is YES, using VBA/Macro code: Create hyperlink to a specific PDF page in Microsoft Word for Windows
In summary the use case for creating the hyperlink is:

   1. In Word, select text and use Insert > Hyperlink or Ctrl+K
   2. Insert the PDF path to the “Address” field either manually or by selecting in Windows Explorer the PDF file for which you would like to create a link and clicking Ctrl+Alt+C
   3. Insert the PDF page number

In summary the use case for activating the hyperlink is:

   1. Put the cursor inside the text of the link
   2. Execute the macro by clicking “Run” in the Macros window or Alt+l.
Perhaps this can help as well (although it is for a link to PDF from an HTML document): Acrobat Help / Link HTML to PDF page | Acrobat 7, Acrobat 3D
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