Re: Use target="_blank" in embedded PDF links?

Subject: Re: Use target="_blank" in embedded PDF links?
From: "Sweet, Gregory P (HEALTH)" <gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov>
To: "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:55:30 +0000

You found this in somewhere that said it would work in Acrobat? This code is looking for <a> elements and adding target=â_blankâ to each one. I am not sure that will work when Acrobat doesnât allow you to specify the target attribute when just entering a web link to begin with.

I do think you need javascript and think youâd need window.open() attached to each link to force acrobat to use new browser windows/tabs. If only because how pdfs behave in the browser is largely up to the user and browser manufacturer. Chrome/Safari/Firefox all handle PDF natively without an acrobat plugin, so settings will be by browser. Not sure what IE or EDGE is up to these days, and I am too lazy to check.

Cheers!

Greg


On 8/24/17, 8:56 AM, "techwr-l-bounces+gregory -dot- sweet=health -dot- ny -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf of Chris Morton" <techwr-l-bounces+gregory -dot- sweet=health -dot- ny -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf of salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

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Acrobat Pro includes a JavaScript editor, and this code is supposed to open
every link in a new window:


function externalLinks()
{ for(var c = document.getElementsByTagName("a"), a = 0;a
< c.length;a++) { var b = c[a]; b.getAttribute("href")
&& b.hostname !== location.hostname && (b.target = "_blank") } } ;
externalLinks();


When I use the JavaScipt Editor, it displays this by default:

//-------------------------------------------------------------
//-----------------Do not edit the XML tags--------------------
//-------------------------------------------------------------


So I'm guessing this is how it goes together:

//-------------------------------------------------------------
//-----------------Do not edit the XML tags--------------------
//-------------------------------------------------------------
<script>
function externalLinks()
{ for(var c = document.getElementsByTagName("a"), a = 0;a
< c.length;a++) { var b = c[a]; b.getAttribute("href")
&& b.hostname !== location.hostname && (b.target = "_blank") } } ;
externalLinks();
</script>


But when I click *[OK]*, the JS Editor complains about the <c.length;a++
syntax.

Anyone know why?





Chris Morton
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<http://www.the-efa.org/dir/memberinfo.php?mid=15271>
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On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Apparently the AutoBookmark plug-in lets me do this, but it's $189.... WAY
> too expensive for the single page I want to perform this single operation
> on.
>
> Another person has a different tool, but it requires every viewer to have
> Java installed; that's too much of a restriction.
>
> Chris Morton
> (click logo â for details)
> <http://www.the-efa.org/dir/memberinfo.php?mid=15271>
> â Substantive Editing â Technical Writing â Proofreading
> â B2B/B2C â Marketing Expertise â Mentoring
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 7:59 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> I'm using Acrobat Pro DC.
>>
>> I'm required to use its Edit mode, then create a sort of bounding box
>> around the item I want to link. From there, Acrobat offers few options.
>>
>> I have no trouble inserting the URLs to create each link, but simply
>> tacking on a *target="_blank"* does not yield the desired result when I
>> open the resulting PDF in a browser.
>>
>> Chris Morton
>> (click logo â for details)
>> <http://www.the-efa.org/dir/memberinfo.php?mid=15271>
>> â Substantive Editing â Technical Writing â Proofreading
>> â B2B/B2C â Marketing Expertise â Mentoring
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> If so, how can I do this?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Chris Morton (click logo â)
>>>
>>> <http://t.sidekickopen68.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XYgdnqQxW7fsH3H4XrddKW1pNgV-56dMhqf2Q-c6C02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.the-efa.org%2Fdir%2Fmemberinfo.php%3Fmid%3D15271&si=6020636811198464&pi=74057096-fb97-48e7-c59d-70bfe6671665>
>>> â Substantive Editing â Technical Writing â Proofreading
>>> â B2B/B2C â Marketing Expertise â Mentoring
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
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