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How to make Clickable Phone Numbers in PDFs

New Here ,
Jan 23, 2014 Jan 23, 2014

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Hello,

I am creating Word Documents and converting them to PDFs. We put contact information in them such as names, phone numbers, email address.

I have already got email address to work, with the hyperlinks and that converts fine to PDFs, but I am having problem with phone numbers.

I have gone to hte hyperline and in the address typed tel:+0000000000 (of course switching out numbers), but it always attaches to a document path.  When I try to click on it in a PDF, nothing happens, but it shows clickable.  Mainly want this for people with smart phones to dial the number.

The whole concept works in Word on a smart phone, but we lose design and pages.  That is why converting to PDFs.

Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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LEGEND ,
Jan 23, 2014 Jan 23, 2014

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Nothing like that is supported in PDF or Acrobat/Reader.

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Jan 24, 2014 Jan 24, 2014

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The only similar thing I've encountered are hyperlinks on top of a phone number that launch Skype and attempt to call that number. In fact, I've even developed a script that automatically converts plain phone-numbers in a PDF to such links, but you have to have Acrobat to run it...

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New Here ,
Aug 21, 2015 Aug 21, 2015

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I found this trying to solve my own problem.  And it is possible, at least now.  See below syntax when you right click on the number in Word and click on "Hyperlink...", I then saved as a PDF, emailed to myself, saved into iBooks, and tested just fine!  Don't know if anyone even still needs help with this...but I did!
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Community Beginner ,
Aug 04, 2017 Aug 04, 2017

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method of tlb568 works on Android! I used word to save to pdf, and then viewed the pdf using acrobat on an android phone. Clicking the link loads the phone number in the phone app.

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New Here ,
Jan 03, 2020 Jan 03, 2020

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Perfect !! 

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Sep 14, 2017 Sep 14, 2017

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023

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Apologies for being 9 years late in providing this answer, but I just found out today from Adobe Support that tel: hyperlinks will work in PDF documents, but only if you uncheck the two highlighted checkboxes in Preferences - Security (Enhanced) in the Acrobat applicatiion. Disable-these-to-enable-tel-links.jpg

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