Solved : Peculiar link problem in PDF.

Subject: Solved : 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: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 14:53:31 -0700 (PDT)

Hi All,
I came across a tool for setting the link
property - open in a new window. (The below mail
explains the exact scenario.)

ISIToolbox Professional -

I'm able to set for all the links in one instance.

Thought of informing you all.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sairam Prasath.D
> [mailto:sairamprasath -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> 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 pdf.
> 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 again.
> 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 created/updated.
> 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 problem?
> Please help,
> Thanks,
> Sairam Prasath.

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