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Putting Links in PDFs for free

     
6:50 am on May 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I am working on a site that uses PDFs for some pages, it isn't an option to convert them to HTML. I have been trying to find a way to get links in them to the site homepage.

I have tried Open Office which lets you save word documents as PDFs with links. The original files are in Publisher format though which Open Office doesn't open. It also doesn't open PDF files.

Do you know any free software which can open Publisher or PDF files, add links to them, and save as PDFs?

Thanks

8:13 am on May 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you have Publisher then Acrobat will integrate and allow you to make PDFs. Those aren't free though...I don't know of anything but Publisher that can open and edit .pub files.
1:46 pm on May 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Search for "PDF import extension" (beta) for Open Office. It works ok although it messes up the layout sometimes. Install the extension, then open the document in Draw. From there you can add links (Insert Hyperlink), then export as PDF to save the new version.
4:15 pm on May 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you have access to the source code of the PDF files, then simply edit the source. If you don't have access to the source code, making changes may violate copyright. If the source code has been lost, if possible and practical, it should be recreated.

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