Force links in PDF document to open in new tab or window for all viewers

Community Beginner ,
Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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I have a 45 page PDF report in which I've created several links to pages in the document and attachments.

I've discovered how to force the links to open in a new tab (in Preferences) for me but when the document is opened by others the link opens in the same window as the document requiring them to open the document again to continue reading.

Is there any way of forcing links to open in a new tab or window for everyone regardless of their Preference settings?

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Community Beginner , Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

Excellent. I was able to specify the action for the links to be "Open in: new window" That's resolved the issue.

Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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For some links you can specify this in properties of the links.

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Excellent. I was able to specify the action for the links to be "Open in: new window" That's resolved the issue.

Thank you.

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Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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Place this script as Document level script to change user's preference.

app.openInPlace = false;

 

 

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Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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I'm always willing to learn new ways of doing things but have no experience of this type of thing.

I looked at your link but couldn't work out where 'd put the script.

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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hi Guys - I have Index.pdf which has hyperlinks to other pdf files ( A.pdf  B.pdf C.pdf etc) in the same folder.. when i click the link for A.pdf - both Adobe Reader and Adobe Pro close the index.pdf and open A.pdf in its place.

I do not want index.pdf to be closed, but have A.pdf , B.pdf , C.pdf to open in new tab or new window

 

is there a way to change behaviour of all hyperlinks in a PDF ?

 

I have used a create custom linsk from text Java tool

 

please help

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