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Creating a live web link in an Adobe Acrobat pdf document

This trick allows your audience to easily reference another url/document from an Adobe Acrobat pdf file.  This will not work in Adobe Reader.

  1. Open your pdf document in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Click on “Tools” in the Toolbar, located in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select the “Content” section.
  4. Under the “Add or Edit Interactive” Section, select “Link.”  (Your icon will turn to a plus sign.) 
  5. Click and drag the cursor to highlight the text where you want to insert the web link.
  6. A pop-up will appear called “Create Link”.  Make sure “Custom Link” is selected.
  7. Click on the “Next” button.
  8. Click on the “Actions” tab.
  9. Under “Select Action” drop-down, select “Open a web link.”
  10. Click the “Add” button.
  11. Copy and paste the url into the pop-up window.
  12. Click the “OK” button, then again.
  13. Save your document.


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when i go to TOOLS, i don't have a CONTENT section .... do i need a newer version of adobe?

Thank you! for this exciting & useful post.

I want to link Phantom PDF text to a website URL, which Adobe Acrobat do I need
Thank you

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