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PDF links not working in Adobe Acrobat - Why?

elmo033057
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PDF links not working in Adobe Acrobat - Why?

Dear Affilo-Buds and Budettes,

Last night I was writing up a report that I was going to try to pass around as part of my viral marketing strategy, but whenever I tried to get Adobe Acrobat to publish my document in PDF format all of the links would not work in the new PDF document.

Does anyone out there know how to fix this problem? I think it might have to do with what format I had the document originally in but I am not sure.

Thanks so much to my Afillo-Buds and Budettes out there that have helped me so much in the past!

God Bless and Flame-On!!!

ELMO :mrgreen:
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promocode
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Hey Elmo,

I've never used the "real McCoy," Adobe Acrobat, to create PDFs. I've been using www.openoffice.org - it's more than you need as it's a full office suite but I really like the pdf creator inside the word processor.

Glad to see you're cranking along :)

HTHs,
Promo
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chatyak86
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promocode wrote:Hey Elmo,

I've never used the "real McCoy," Adobe Acrobat, to create PDFs. I've been using www.openoffice.org - it's more than you need as it's a full office suite but I really like the pdf creator inside the word processor.

Glad to see you're cranking along :)

HTHs,
Promo


PC strikes again! Thanks for that link... the free pdf exporter is nice :D

Adrian,
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elmo033057
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Adrian & Promo,

Thanks so much for the link but I paid for Acrobat a few years ago and would really like to use it. It is too powerfull a program not to use it.

God Bless Affilo-Bud and Budette!!

Flame-On!

ELMO
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Mark Ellis a.k.a. "ELMO" Owner Ellistrations http://www.ellistrations.com
 
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markling
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Hey Elmo,

I think it depends on what you're using to create your PDFs. We use InDesign here, and that has an option when you export the document to "export hyperlinks". There's a little checkbox that I always forget to check :) I imagine that other programs that are able to create PDFs will have a similar little box.

Otherwise, I think you can open PDFs in Acrobat and insert the links manually. I'm not too familiar with how this happens, but I'd take a look at the Acrobat help files on inserting hyperlinks.

http://classes.yale.edu/help/itools/PDF/link_pdf.htm
(rather low-tech discussion I found, but I have no idea what version Acrobat it's for.)

Good luck!
Mark
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elmo033057
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Mark,

Thanks so much for your input. I will check out my options on Acrobat. I do know if the file is saved as a html file and then converted it will put the links in there however, the address link gets left at the top of each PDF page and it looks very unprofessional.

I guess I will have to conatct an expert at Adobe and have them tell me what to do.

By the way, I watched the Tom Hua video and thought it was excellent. I look forward to seeing more of your outstanding videos in the future.

God Bless!

Flame-On!
ELMO :mrgreen:
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