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How to add links to an Acrobat X page

Learn how to edit PDF by adding links to PDF documents using the Link tool in Acrobat X.

By Kurt Foss – April 14, 2011


Article summary: Adding hyperlinks to PDF files with Acrobat X

In this tutorial, learn how to edit PDF by adding links to PDF documents using the Link tool in Acrobat X. This summary is excerpted from an article by John Deubert, author of the Adobe Acrobat X for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, published by Peachpit Press.

Deubert says "the most significant addition to how we read text in the modern era is the hyperlink, an active area on the page that, when clicked with a mouse or touched with a finger, causes something to happen. Most links send you to somewhere: Another page of the document, another website, but the possible actions a link can invoke are myriad and various."

The tutorial includes a sample PDF document [PDF: 2.2MB] that can be used to follow along and explore applications of the Link tool, found in the Content panel in the Acrobat X Tools pane.

"It's easy to add links to your own PDF document pages," Deubert says. "Your PDF links can send the users to other pages in the document, view a web page, play a movie, and do any of a wide range of other activities. All you need is Acrobat X and--well, that's all you need, really. And a little practice."

Read his complete six-part article, courtesy of Peachpit, to "learn the process by which links are born in Acrobat X" -- including email links and automatic weblinks created from all URLs within a PDF file. The latter can be a real time-saver over manual link creation in a lengthy document!

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Lori Kassuba

9, 2014-10-09 09, 2014

Hi Denise Halbach,

FormsCentral only has the URL capability. You can Save the form as PDF, save a copy, then add the link in Acrobat.


Denise Halbach

2, 2014-10-08 08, 2014

Hi! How do I create a link in a form at Adobe Forms Central, instead of putting the URL?

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