How do I embed Google Maps in a PDF file?

New Here ,
Jul 02, 2022 Jul 02, 2022

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I am designing an event invitation card and would like to add a clickable button that will open Google maps to a specified location for directions. How do achieve this in a PDF file?

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Community Expert , Jul 02, 2022 Jul 02, 2022

Create a button in your page layout software (like InDesign), open the pdf in Acrobat and go to Tools> Prepare Forms, right click the button to edit the button properties, copy the web address of the google map and paste it into the button.

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/setting-action-buttons-pdf-forms.html

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2022 Jul 02, 2022

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You would need to be able to make a link to a URL (thing starting https) and add it to the PDF. This isn't really about PDFs, it's about Google maps. I think Google do offer some advanced tools for making URLs to an exact location; you might have to sign up as a developer.

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Create a button in your page layout software (like InDesign), open the pdf in Acrobat and go to Tools> Prepare Forms, right click the button to edit the button properties, copy the web address of the google map and paste it into the button.

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/setting-action-buttons-pdf-forms.html

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Jul 03, 2022 Jul 03, 2022

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I have tried this, and it's working (but only on the PC). When I try to click it on different phones it doesn't work, irrespective of the app I use to open. Can I send the file over and the link for you to assist me with it?

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Jul 04, 2022 Jul 04, 2022

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You are not doing anything wrong, some pdf viewers, particularly on phones, do not support pdf buttons, probably for security reasons.

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