RE: Link from PDF to bookmark in Word 7 document

Subject: RE: Link from PDF to bookmark in Word 7 document
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:06:24 -0700

John Posada wrote:

> I'm doing a proof of concept that will eventualy be deployed on our
> intranet.
> Rigfht now, I have a PDF that I want to create links that when
> clicked, will go to bookmarks in a Word 7 document (when deployed, the
> Word document will be a web page with bookmarks).
> The bookmarks are created and I have no problem with creating a
> hyperlink in the PDF that opens the Word document. What I need to know
> is what is the syntax that will open the Word document at the
> bookmarked section?

Well, ideally you'd do that in the source file from which the PDF is
created. But I think you can do it in Acrobat Pro (can't actually test
empirically right now).

You say the Word doc will become "a web page with bookmarks" -- so
you're really needing to point to an HTML file, and specifically to an
anchor tag in that file.

In Acro 9 Pro Extended, Tools > Advanced Editing > Link Tool lets you
create a new link. When you draw a link rectangle, the Create Link
dialog appears. Set the Link Appearance options. Under Link Action,
choose Open a web page and click Next. In the Edit URL dialog enter the
URL for the HTML file you're going to create from the Word doc. Include
the anchor. For instance:


Make sure the path (absolute or relative) is correct for the final
locations of the PDF and web page.

That should work.

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


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