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How do I set a destination in a PDF using acrobat DC, so I can link from a webpage to a particular location in the document?

New Here ,
Mar 28, 2016 Mar 28, 2016

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In previous versions of Acrobat, I thought you could set a destination in a pdf and then call it from a webpage to open the document and go directly to the page. I cannot find how to do it using Acrobat DC.

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Community Expert , Dec 06, 2016 Dec 06, 2016

PS. You should not expect linking to a NamedDest to work in most cases, though. It only works when the Adobe plugin is used and the file is opened inside the browser window, which is a very rare occurrence now with all of the built-in PDF plugins that most browsers use.

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Dec 06, 2016 Dec 06, 2016

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Anyone?  Are they just calling it something different?  Where are named destinations?

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Dec 06, 2016 Dec 06, 2016

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It's the same as before. You can add new Named Destinations using the Destinations panel on the left hand side.

You can display it via View - Show/Hide - Navigation Panes.

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PS. You should not expect linking to a NamedDest to work in most cases, though. It only works when the Adobe plugin is used and the file is opened inside the browser window, which is a very rare occurrence now with all of the built-in PDF plugins that most browsers use.

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Dec 06, 2016 Dec 06, 2016

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Sorry. Developer and have not used previous versions.  Client has document with 100s of named destinations and that many documents referencing them...sooooo... not gonna change anytime soon.  I have noticed the lack of support for named destination across platforms ( Android and IOS ) by Adobe.  I was fortunate enough to find a third party viewer that works and could easily be replaced if Adobe decides to support their own technology.  Support for a single desktop browser in a world of tablets seems a bit myopic.  ( Note hint of dispair and disappointment. ) 

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No, Named Destinations are not something that is called something different on the UI. See here for a tutorial about using Named Destinations (in an older version of Acrobat): https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/choose_your_destination

In Acrobat DC, you would still use View>Show/Hide>Navigation Panes>Destinations 

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Apr 12, 2018 Apr 12, 2018

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I save a file in HTML filtred from a docx Microsoft Word 2013 then I put it on my web site. Using the feature "Create a PDF from a URL" I obtain a PDF that have the anchors (or internal links). They works better than Word itself. The PDF document has the "internal" links (the same links in docx) BUT they have a destination explained in a very cryptic way AND I do not still know how to set it in a modified PDF document standing alone.

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