Peculiar link problem in PDF.

Subject: Peculiar link problem in PDF.
From: "Sairam Prasath.D" <sairamprasath -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 05:43:29 -0700 (PDT)

Dear All,
I am facing a peculiar link problem in PDF. I
have mentioned the below example for getting a clear
picture of the problem.

I have a PDF file named "Main.pdf". In this PDF there
are 300+ links linking to different PDF's.

links like,

sale order report link launches saleorder.pdf
sales register link launches saleregister.pdf and so
on and goes upto 300+ links.

What happens is, When I click a report say,
saleorder.pdf from Main.pdf the Main.pdf gets closed
and the system displays saleorder.pdf.
In other words the parent pdf gets closed and the
child PDF appears.
If I want to view another child PDF then I have open
the parent pdf (ie., Main.pdf) and launch the child

1. To overcome this problem I tried the option of
unchecking the "Cross-link" checkbox in preferences.

The problem with this is, The setting is applied only
to my system and not to the file. ie., If any other
user opens the pdf then the PDF acts upon that systems
acrobat settings.

2. Another method I tried was with Acrobat
Professional 7. Here, I have to select the link and
set the property "open in a new window" for each and
every link. ie., I have set this property for all 300
links. This consumes lot of time and also it is a
major problem when the parent PDF is created/modified

3. Another method I adopted was modifying the adobe
registry. This works fine but officialy it is not a
proper way to modify the registry of an user system
for just reading a PDF file.

4. Another method was using Javascript. For this too
I have to write a single line of code for all 300
links and repeat it once again when the PDF is

I request you to help me out of this problem by giving
a solution.

Does adobe/framemaker/any other 3rd party s/w vendor
provide any special software for these type of

Please help,

Sairam Prasath.

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