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Links

Links enable you to point to a web page or email, a specific page in the same document, or pages in other PDF files. You can identify a hyperlink by hovering your pointer over the document text. The pointer will change from an arrow to a pointing hand to indicate that the link is accessible. Simultaneously, a URL should appear to help you identify the link’s destination. Click or tap to open the link.

To add a link, either select text for which you would like to add a link or use the Link tool to designate an area requiring a link in the PDF. 

Creating a Link From Selected Text

  1. Select the specific text for which you would like to add a link. Alternatively, use the Edit tool to click on a text box and select the whole text block.
  2. Choose Edit > Create Link from Selection (Command+K). Alternatively, right-click or control-click to access the context menu, which also provides the Create Link from Selection option.
  3. When the Set Link window appears, enter the destination URL, destination page number, or PDF file on your hard drive.

Note: To view all links in a PDF, choose View > Highlight Links.

Adding a Link to a URL

  1. Click the down arrow next to the Annotate button in the Toolbar to reveal the tools.
  2. Select the Link tool .
  3. Click URL, then click and drag to place the link.
  4. Once a link is placed, the Set Link window appears. Enter the destination URL.

Adding a Link to an Email

  1. Click the down arrow next to the Annotate button in the toolbar to reveal the annotation tools. Click on the Link tool .
  2. Click URL, then click and drag to place the link.
  3. Once a link is placed, the Set Link window appears. Enter “mailto:” followed by the email address in the URL destination field:

mailto:[email]

Example: mailto:support@domain.com

Adding a Link to Another Page

  1. Click the down arrow next to the Annotate button in the toolbar to reveal the markup tools. Click on the Link tool .
  2. Click Page, then click and drag to place the link.
  3. Once a link is placed, the Set Link window appears. Enter the destination page number.

Adding a Link to Another PDF

  1. Click the down arrow next to the Annotate button in the toolbar to reveal the markup tools. Click on the Link tool .
  2. Click File, then click and drag to place the link.
  3. Once a link is placed, the Set Link window appears. Browse your hard drive for a file to link to.

Editing Links

  • Select a link by clicking on it with the Edit tool (Command+2). Once selected, you can then drag a link around the page to reposition it.
  • Delete a link by choosing Edit > Delete, or press the delete key to remove a selected link.
  • Resize a link via the selection handles at its corners.
  • Change a link’s properties i.e. where it links to, by double-clicking on it with the Edit tool.
  • Follow a link, or test its link location, by clicking on it with the Select Text tool (Command+1).

Creating Links Automatically

(Advanced feature of PDFpenPro). See Automatic Link Creation.