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Opening Attachments in Acrobat PDF to Word

Explorer ,
Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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I have a PDF document (sort of a toolkit) with some Word file attachments. I inserted them as attachment in my pdf and want to make a page view hyperlink in the PDF and then open the appropriate document in Word. 

 

Is that possible? Normaly I attach PDF documents and it works fine. 

 

I can make a hyperlink and when I choose the page view option, I double-click the Word attachment and it opens in Word, then I click 'set Page view' and done, but when I try the link in the PDF, it doesnt work.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Hi Mac

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble and the delay in response.

 

You can attach PDFs and other types of files to a PDF. If you move the PDF to a new location, the attachments move with it. Attachments may include links to or from the parent document or to other attachments.

 

Don’t confuse attached comments with file attachments. A file attached as a comment appear in the page with a File Attachment icon or Sound Attachment icon, and in the Comments List with other comments. (See Add comments in a file attachment.)

 

To know how, please checkout the steps shared in the help page https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/links-attachments-pdfs.html#add_an_attachment

 

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Amal

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New Here ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Hey Amal,

 

Regarding the attachments or comments with file attachments, do they remain with the original PDF when sent for signatures?

 

Thanks

FadiS

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Hi there

 

As shared earlier, if you move the PDF to a new location, the attachments move with it. Attachments may include links to or from the parent document or to other attachments.

 

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Amal

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Explorer ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Thankyou,

 

yes  know how to attach files that move with te PDF document. But when I attach a XLS file people don't know it's there. So what I would normally do is make a hyperlink to go to page view and open that attached file. But it won't open in Excel automaticly. I can use comments to attach a file and that opens fine, but I don't like comments in my PDF file. it doesn't look professionally that way. So what I did now is just attach the XLS file, than make a hyperlink box on a text that executes a menu assignment to open the attachement window... Its a bit of a workaround...

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