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Hello to everyone who has experience in this subject:

An interactive pdf (presentation) file is created from indesign (Macintosh). Among other things hyperlinks are created: the targets are other pdf files. The interactive pdf file is to be stored together with the linked pdfs on a USB stick. The presentation should be usable on Windows computers. The file path in the interactive pdf is of course only correct for Macs. How must the path be formulated in indesign so that the links will work if the USB-Stick is connected to a windows computer (that's all that matters)? I’m looking forward for an idea 🙂

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Andreas

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Another option is to add the 2nd PDF to the 1st PDF as an attachment, then link to the attached PDF.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/create-a-link-to-an-attached-pdf/m-p/10245441?page=1

 

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interactive pdf file created via indesign (mac) / hyperlink target: file / end user: windows

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Hello to everyone who has experience in this subject:

An interactive pdf (presentation) file is created from indesign (Macintosh). Among other things hyperlinks are created: the targets are other pdf files. The interactive pdf file is to be stored together with the linked pdfs on a USB stick. The presentation should be usable on Windows computers. The file path in the interactive pdf is of course only correct for Macs. How must the path be formulated in indesign so that the links will work if the USB-Stick is connected to a windows computer (that's all that matters)? I’m looking forward for an idea 🙂

Thanks in advance,

Andreas

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Correct answer by Luke Jennings3 | Adobe Community Professional

Another option is to add the 2nd PDF to the 1st PDF as an attachment, then link to the attached PDF.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/create-a-link-to-an-attached-pdf/m-p/10245441?page=1

 

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I'm not sure what your issue is, Interactive PDFs created on Macs will work also on Windows PCs. You must have simple hyperlinks to your external websites. It's easy enough for you to create a couple of page test document to try it out. Test it on Macs, PCs, Tablets and Smart Phones with various PDF readers.

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Thanks a lot. But it's not what's intended.
The problem is that a windws computer probably does not understand this. I think, it should be a (relative) path. Presentation and linked files will be located in the same folder on the USB stick.screenshot.jpg

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The problem is very easy to solve:
Open the presentation in Acrobat - Tools - Link. The link information can be edited here. Simply enter the document name, save - nothing more. The presentation now works with all links on the Macintosh computer as well as on the Windows computer.Bildschirmfoto 2020-04-27 um 09.35.52.png

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Another option is to add the 2nd PDF to the 1st PDF as an attachment, then link to the attached PDF.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/create-a-link-to-an-attached-pdf/m-p/10245441?page=1

 

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