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Making PDF files with clickable links

Using Apple's Print to PDF feature



10:24 am on Aug 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is there anyway I can make a PDF file with clickable links to websites using the Print to PDF feature, or do I have to fork out for Adobe?

travelin cat

4:14 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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From what I can tell, this is not possible, probably because Apple only licensed the ability to make generic pdf's...

I believe you will have to spring for the product, unless there is a 3rd party product that does this.

FWIW, Acrobat automatically makes hyperlinks in addresses on the fly... very cool...


7:21 am on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have to say when creating interactive PDF documents Acrobat Professional does the job!

Adobe and Apple have a long history together and a working relationship. In my opinion it is understandable why Apple would not want to reinvent the ability to create interactive PDF documents.
Adobe already invented that wheel.


7:04 pm on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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7:07 pm on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Acrobat 7 will also let you OCR scans and embed the text within the document to make it searchable. If you don't use the pro product, I think you can't expect more than a generic PDF file - one that takes a postscript file (via GhostWriter) and converts it to a PDF.


12:22 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You could try PDFpen. The standard version lets you write all over and cut up PDF documents - the Pro version lets you create URL and page links.

I haven't needed the $95 Pro version yet, but the standard version is great.


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