Is there a way to add hyperlinks that look for attached PDFs from the main PDF generated by FrameMaker?

New Here ,
Jun 02, 2016

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In FrameMaker, we can use openpage name.pdf:1 and a link will be created that is  looking for a PDF named name.pdf that is in the same directory as the main PDF. We can test all the links to the separate PDFs, then attach the separate PDFs to the main PDF after that, but we have to manually link (using Adobe Acrobat) to the now-attached PDFs.  Then later if we have to re-generate the main PDF, we can use Adobe Acrobat Pro to move those manually added links to the new PDF and they work - so the manually added links must have the separate PDF names included - however, FrameMaker does not currently support adding hyperlinks (in FrameMaker) to separate PDFs that will be attached to the main generated PDF, as far as I am aware. Does anyone know a method to automate linking to attached PDFs?

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Advisor ,
Jun 02, 2016

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To set up a hyperlink to an external file I would be using message openfile path/name – but I've taken a look and discovered the openpage option I've somehow never needed; thanks!

The only challenge I see is the alarmist "{filename} is not a Framemaker document". Quite correct, FM, but that doesn't mean I can't set a link to it. Just accept the fact FM has spotted a non-.fm extension, dismiss the info box and carry on.

HTH

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Jun 03, 2016

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Hello -

No, this does not help.

I want a way to link to attached PDFs, not external PDFs.

Judith Wallace

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Advisor ,
Jun 05, 2016

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Ah … so you're creating a .pdf from FrameMaker and stitching it together with some other .pdf files. Sorry, I'd managed to miss that. Also, sorry I can't (now I understand the question) come up with any answer :-{

Let's hope Shlomo Perets sees this thread and solves your problem.

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New Here ,
Feb 19, 2019

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Greetings - 

I have now added a request for this feature at the Tracker site.

If you think this would be a good addition to the next version of FrameMaker, please vote for it.
Thank you,
Judith Wallace

                                                                                 

                                                       

FRMAKER-6047OpenIn FrameMaker,  add an openfile link to name.pdf file that will open an attached PDF once the PDF of FrameMaker book is made02/20/2019

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Mar 11, 2019

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Just to be certain I'm understanding this correctly, what you're doing is generating a PDF from FrameMaker, then using Acrobat's Comment Attach feature to attach other PDFs to the document? And then you want to link from somewhere else in the document to the place where you have attached a PDF?

If so, then check out the Links and attachments in PDFs help topic. I think it does what you want, assuming I understood you correctly.

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