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From the author of A Link to the Outside World

A Link to the Outside World

As I mentioned, a PDF link can take you to a page on the World Wide Web. You make a “web link” exactly as you make a page view link, changing only the link action, which is “Open a web page” (Figure 11).

Figure 11 Web links have “Open a web page” as their Link Actions.

Let’s do it; let’s place a web link over the word “here” at the bottom of our ad’s first page (Figure 12).

Figure 12 We’ll place a web link over the word “here” at the bottom of the PDF file’s first page.

  1. Click on the Link tool and drag a rectangle around the word “here” with the resulting crosshairs.
  2. In the Link Properties dialog box, select the “Open a web page” radio button among the Link Actions (Figure 11, again), then click the Next button.
  3. In the resulting Edit URL dialog box (Figure 13), type in the URL of the link’s web destination and then click the OK button.
  4. Figure 13 Type the destination URL into the Edit URL dialog box.

  5. Click the Hand tool in the Acrobat toolbar to leave Make-a-Link mode.

We’ve now made a link to the World Wide Web. When the reader clicks this link, Acrobat will open the computer’s web browser and send it to the specified web page. Your PDF document is now connected to the Greater Cosmos.

We’ll end this article with two final pieces of coolness.

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