RE: Clickable Links in a PDF

Subject: RE: Clickable Links in a PDF
From: "Ron Hearn" <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:34:09 -0800

Hi Richard

- I am using Word 2003, Acrobat 6.0;

- What I mean by an implicit link is one that says "Click Here" instead
of one that shows an http:// link

- My source document is in Word 2003. I can create a PDF using the PDF
creation function in Word or by using Acrobat to create pdf from the
Word document

- There is a pdf button on the tool bar in Word 2000 that creates a pdf
version of the document; I usually create a pdf by selecting the "Adobe
PDF" option in the print

Hope that helps!

Ron Hearn
Documentation Specialist
MemberDirect(r) Product Development
phone: 604 730 6391
email: rhearn -at- memberdirect -dot- ca

-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1:16 PM
To: Ron Hearn; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Clickable Links in a PDF

Ron Hearn wrote:

> My apologies if this has been covered before. A co-worker wants to
> create a pdf with clickable links within a PDF so that if "Click Here"
> is a link, clicking on it will open the link, which in this case is a
> link to another document within an intranet. I've found that explicit
> links i.e. html:.//whatever links work fine, but not implicit ones.
> Does anyone know how to create a PDF in which such links work?
> Creating a pdf from Word or Acrobat doesn't do the trick (at least the

> way I am doing it).

Some questions that might help us help you:

-- What versions of Word and Acrobat, and what OS?

-- What do you mean by "implicit links"?

-- What do you mean by "Creating a pdf from Word or Acrobat"? (Acrobat
is the tool for creating or viewing PDFs, so creating a PDF from Acrobat
doesn't make sense to me.)

-- How are you creating PDFs from Word?


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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