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Re: Acrobat links


From: Duff Johnson
Date: Jan 15, 2014 12:29PM


> This situation comes up frequently for us and I'm wondering if anyone has a
> good solution.
> When the user clicks the link in the Table of Contents, it opens the correct
> PDF. That part is fine.
> However, I'd like to take the user directly to the subhead within that PDF,
> such as Heading 2 on page 9 in chapter 15.

Not yet. It's coming with PDF 2.0, presently under development with hope-to-publish in 2015.

> Acrobat's linking tool only lets me open the PDF but won't let me set a
> specific location or destination in that document.

You can target a page with a link today, but you can't (with present-day PDF) target a heading with a link.

More's the pity. And, yet another reason why we need PDF 2.0!

Duff Johnson

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