Attaching .ics to PDF document

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Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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Hello, I am looking for a solution for the following problem:
I have a .ics file (Outlook meeting) that I want to embed into a PDF file. I want to send out the PDF to several recipients and if they are interested in participating they should click on an image/link/... so that the .ics file opens and they can add the meeting to their own Outlook calendar.

 

I have not found a solution for that. I can create a link and add the command to "open file" and then select the .ics file and this works perfectly on my computer. But as soon as I am sending the PDF to a recipient they can not open the file as it is linking to my local harddrive. 

 

Is there a solution for that - it would really make my week!

Thanks

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2020 Sep 11, 2020

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Hello, I am having the exact same problem! Also I know that it works somehow, because I have received a pdf with that feature. Plase help!!!

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2020 Sep 11, 2020

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You can attach a file to a PDF using either the Attach File commenting tool, or by dragging and dropping it into the Attachments panel on the left. Both have an icon of a paper-clip. The latter is only possible in Acrobat, though.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2020 Sep 11, 2020

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In addition to the good info above, you can set the PDF initial view default to show the attachments panel, or add a button to open the attachment panel (when the PDF is opened in Acrobat or Reader). Alternatively, you can upload the .ics file to Dropbox, or some other server and include an address link in your PDF.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2020 Sep 11, 2020

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Thanks a lot! I would prefer an option, where the file gets downloaded instead of just showing an attached file. It's easy to miss that...

I already tried the Dropbox Link, but I was always prompted to sign in to Dropbox and I would prefer to make the download as easy as possible. Also when I put the file on my webserver, the user would need to type in user name and password to download the file. 

What bugs me the most is, that I have a pdf where it works exactly as I want it. You click and the ics file gets automatically downloaded, no user data, no dropbox pop-up. Just a simple download. But on this pdf I cannot see how they did it. I cannot see what link is behind the button. It's so annoying...

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Sep 11, 2020 Sep 11, 2020

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Can you share the file with us? We might be able to help you figure it out...

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2020 Sep 11, 2020

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/btdfc96vslovr52/Einladung%20DFP-Webinar%20-%20Patientenmanagement%20in%20Z...

 

I hope that works! The link is behind the red button on the right where it says "Termin in Kalender eintragen".

Thanks for your help!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2020 Sep 11, 2020

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All it does is open a weblink that points to a page that redirects to the ics file... The file itself is not in the PDF file at all.

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Sep 12, 2020 Sep 12, 2020

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Thanks! So I just need to figure out how to do the same thing. I put the file on my server, but when I link to it via ftp-protocol it asks for user data (which I dont want) and when I link to it via http, I get a 404 page not found...

Maybe I should really go with attaching the file...

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Sep 12, 2020 Sep 12, 2020

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Dropbox is working for me, no sign-in needed. After uploading your file, click Share, then at the bottom of the window click Copy Link, this puts the address into your clipboard, use this address in your hyperlink. Clicking the link opens the PDF in my browser, with an option to download it.

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Sep 17, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

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@simpsonix_33 - did you ever figure this out?

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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