RE: PDF hyperlinks off-target

Subject: RE: PDF hyperlinks off-target
From: "Link, Virginia" <Virginia -dot- Link -at- dwd -dot- state -dot- wi -dot- us>
To: "Wilson, Dennis" <Dennis -dot- Wilson -at- spirentcom -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 12:19:47 -0600

I've had this problem myself (Windoze 2003, Acrobat 6.0, Word 2003 and
earlier), and had this response when I posted my question on the Adobe
user group forum.

Virginia Link
Madison Wisconsin
It's Snowing -- Yay!
Andrea Dencker - 8:45am Mar 10, 05 PST (#4 of 4)

I tested de Siem's solutions, and they made no difference at all. I
think I may have found the solution, or most of it. In troubleshooting
this morning, I pinpointed the Word paragraph attribute that causes the
PDFMaker macro to misplace the Acrobat links over a bunch of text. This
problem shows up often in Tables of Contents, but could also occur in
regular body paragraphs. The culprit is having a paragraph with space
BEFORE it. Space after the paragraph is OK, and doesn't affect the
line-up of the Acrobat link boxes.

Therefore, if there's any way you can redesign your styles, use only
space after a paragraph. This is especially true in the TOC1, TOC2, etc.
styles. Then the only problem re. misplaced link boxes that I found was
two-line-long TOC entries. Only the 2nd line will have the link box
around it, which you'll have to expand vertically to include the 1st
line. But such long TOC entries are not bound to occur too often.

So if you have pages and pages worth of TOC in your document, it
behooves you to fix your TOC styles, so you don't have to fine-tune and
play around with all those Acrobat link boxes. After all, computers are
supposed to do this kind of stuff automatically.

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Subject: PDF hyperlinks off-target

When outputting PDF from Word, the hyperlinks sometimes are off-target
the PDF output. That is, the hyperlink "area" is moved slightly away
the text that is the target of the link.
Has anyone experienced this? What to do? Manual correction is all I


Dennis Wilson
Technical Publications
Spirent Communications
Performance Analysis - Broadband


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