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From the author of Final Coolness 1: Email Links

Final Coolness 1: Email Links

It’s pretty common for web pages to have a link that lets the reader send an email to the company for complements, complaints, and customer support.

A PDF web link can do this same thing; you create an “email link” just as you create a web link, but you type an email address into the Edit URL dialog box rather than a web page’s URL; the email address must be preceded by the keyword “mailto:” (including the colon), as in Figure 14. When the readers click on this link, Acrobat launches their email clients and opens a new email message with the destination address already filled in (Figure 15).

Figure 14 To make an email link, just enter mailto:person@domain.com into the Edit URL dialog box.

Figure 15 An email link opens the reader’s email browser with a new, pre-addressed email message.

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