Re:RE: PDF Links are not in blue

Subject: Re:RE: PDF Links are not in blue
From: CHRISTINE ANAMEIER <CANAMEIE -at- email -dot- usps -dot- gov>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 16:28:13 -0500

> . . . if you are creating the links in Acrobat, you have to change
> the color of the text BEFORE you create the PDF. The reason is that
> the links are created on top of the PDF (like a linked image) not
> embedded in the text.

That's a good way to explain it. I think of the links like an extra layer on top
of the text. You *can* change the text color, actually, if you use the Touch-Up
Text tool and go into Text Properties. But if you want the blue-underlined style
that's standard in HTML, you have to go back to the source document.

Adobe, if you're reading this: Why not include "Blue underlined text" as an
option when creating links? "Visible Rectangle" doesn't match people's idea of
what a link looks like, and it's ugly to boot. Every time I start creating links
in a new PDF, I have to turn off the visible rectangle. <grouse grouse>

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