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    PDF Bookmark Links (2002)

    Quick question: When I use Adobe to pdf a document, will my hyperlinks (which are linked to bookmarks within the document) continue to work? Also, will the generated Table of Contents links still work?
    I searched a recent posting about PDFing, but couldnt find a direct answer to the hyperlinks.

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    Re: PDF Bookmark Links (2002)

    If you use the PDFMaker macro then all your hyperlinks will normally be preserved (but everything is configurable).

    If you print to the Acrobat Distiller driver then they will not be preserved.

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    Re: PDF Bookmark Links (2002)

    Stuart you may have your PDF settings a bit screwy. Cross References, hyperlinks, TOCs and index links work perfectly when converted to PDF. Go to your Acrobat menu (in Word) choose change conversion settings and check the settings there.

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    Re: PDF Bookmark Links (2002)

    That's right, when you use the Macros. You can also use Print.. to Adobe Acrobat, which doesn't preserve those things.

    StuartR

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    Re: PDF Bookmark Links (2002)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by judithmc on 11-Mar-05 11:38. Added question at end.)</P>You guys are brilliant.
    You answer my questions before I even ask them!
    My task for today was to find out if it was possible to create an on-line "Index" to all our handover documentation.
    A quick search of the forum and I have the answers: Yes, and I can do it in MSWord so it is maintainable.

    Now to find an Adobe Acrobat forum so I can find out why my index entries don't become hyperlinks but the TOC entries do. Can you point be to a suitable forum?
    Thanks,
    Judith

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    Re: PDF Bookmark Links (2002)

    You don't need to go to an Acrobat forum for that answer - the problem lies within Word. Word doesn't create the index entries as hyperlinks so Acrobat isn't asked to make them links.

    You can use hidden print fields in Acrobat to create hyperlinks. Acrobat have provided a pdfmark manual to explain what these tags need to contain. It would be possible to create a Word macro to turn these into hyperlinks - either in the Word document or as hidden tags in Word that become active links once the file is distilled to Acrobat.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: PDF Bookmark Links (2002)

    I do not have an Adobe Acrobat menu item in Microsoft Word. Is a re-installation of Adobe Acrobat required to get the Menu?

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    Re: PDF Bookmark Links (2002)

    You may need to re-install Acrobat although that may not fix the problem if the version of Acrobat you have is older than the Word version you are using.

    Before you go to that effort you might want to explore these links to help you?

    http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/323749.html
    http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/317147.html
    http://beqiraj.com/office/2003/pdfmaker/index.asp - Pick the English links unless you are up to the challenge <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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