Displaying Tooltips in PDF Files Created From .docx Files

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Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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When I open the following sample .docx file in Microsoft Word on the computer, tooltips are displayed when the cursor hovers over the links. (The text appears saying “Click to go to …”)

But after I convert this sample file into a PDF document (by going to Save as > PDF) and then open the created PDF file, the tooltips do not appear when the cursor is put over the links.

 

Does anyone know how to display tooltips in PDF files created from .docx files? If this cannot be done with the use of Microsoft Word, can a text be selected in Adobe Acrobat and then a tooltip added to it?

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

To add a tooltip to arbitrary text in a PDF file you can create a transparent (but not hidden or read-only) button field over it and then set its tooltip property.

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Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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To add a tooltip to arbitrary text in a PDF file you can create a transparent (but not hidden or read-only) button field over it and then set its tooltip property.

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If I want a tooltip to be displayed over a hyperlink, will the hyperlink still work when clicked after the transparent button field has been created over it?

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Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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You can set the button itself to open the URL.

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Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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In the following sample PDF file, can you add transparent button fields over the links (pointing to the different headings “Chapter” withing the file), so that I may see how they look like? I do not know how to do this on my own.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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Here you go. I replaced the links to Chapter 1 with a button that has a tooltip, and which does the same action.

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New Here ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Thank you. Is there a way to automatically create and overlay button fields over all links? Or can button fields be created only manually over every individual link?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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A script can be used to create buttons over the links, and then remove the latter, but it can't apply the same actions the links did to the buttons. Doing that would require a more complex tool, such as a plugin or a stand-alone application.

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Do you also know whether it is at least possible to overlay links with empty button fields automatically? (After that, I will have to manually edit each of the automatically created buttons.) 

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Yes, that's possible with a custom-made script. If you're interested in hiring a professional developer to create this script for you feel free to contact me privately to discuss it further.

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Since I need to create tooltips only in the table of contents in my document, I will do that manually with each title. Thank you for explaining how to add tooltips with the use of button fields.

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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In the sample file which you edited earlier, you added the command Go to a page in this document. When I create a button field, I do not see this command among the listed actions. Can you explain how you added the command Go to a page in this document?

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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It's called "Go to a page view" in the drop-down menu of available Actions:

 

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Once you set it to a destination in the same file it will appear as "Go to a page in this document". If you use it to link to a different file (which is also possible) it will appear as "Go to a page in another document".

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Thank you. Now I understand how to link buttons to specified pages.

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