Making a Link in a PDF Document

 In a PDF document, to make a link you can either:

  1. Make a button with a "web link action"
  2. Select text or a graphic already on the page and give it "web link action"

The instructions which follow assume that you are choosing option 2. However, the process is very similar for option 1, it is the setting the "action" portion that is important.

  1. Activate the link tool
  2. Drag a box around the word/words/object you want to make clickable
    ** a dialogue box pops up to control the look and action of the area you just selected in step 2**
  3. In the "action" box, choose World Wide Web Link
  4. Click the "edit url" button which appears
  5. Enter the URL or address/path to the page/file you want to click to
    1. For a remote page on another site, type an "absolute address", e.g. http://www.drkoop.com
    2. For a page/file within your website where the target page/file is in the same location or "folder" as the page on which you are making the link, type the "file name", e.g. index.htm
    3. For a page/file within your website where the target page/file is in a different folder as the page on which you are making the link (but still within your website), type the "relative path", e.g. foldername/page2.htm
      (on a Windows server, the slash can go either way – a forward slash as written above should be the safest bet for all servers.)
  6. Click OK and the OK again. Save your file and you should be all set.