Creating Links

The Link tool allows you to designate an area within the PDF that can be linked to a web page, pages in a PDF document, or even have custom actions.


How to Create Links

  1. Select the Link tool by clicking the in the Pages Tab on the toolbar or using the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + K (⌘ + Alt + K on Mac)
  2. Click and drag to select the area that you wish to make a link (Note: Hold the Shift key while drawing to create a perfect square.)
    • You can also select the desired text area and right-click on the selected text ( Ctrl + Click on Mac), choose "Create Link" in the context menu.
  3. After the link annotation is added, the Link Properties dialog is displayed.
  4. Set the options for the link
  5. Once complete, click OK to create the link


Link Options


Border Width - Sets the width of the border line

Border Color - Sets the color of the border line

Style - Sets the border style for the link


Open a web link - Set's the link to open a specific web page or start an email. Examples of valid links:

Go to a page in this document - Sets the link to go to a page within the current document

Go to a page in another document - Sets the link to go to a page within a different designated document

Note: When sending this document to other users this action may not work if the file is not in the same location on the users computer. To make sure the file is included with the PDF when sending to another user try using a File Attachment instead.

Custom Action(s) - Allows you to add advanced or multiple Link Actions from a list of available actions.


Existing Link Properties

To access the properties of an existing link go to the Properties Tab on the toolbar or right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) on the link and choose Properties in the mouse menu or click on the edit button on the Mini Toolbar. Links contain the following property settings.

Action Panel

The Action Panel displays a list of the current actions associated with the link. Actions can be added, edited, or deleted using the buttons below the actions list.

Add - Adds a custom Link Action from a list of available actions.

Edit - Edits the currently selected action from the list

Remove -  Removes the currently selected action from the list


Locked - When checked prevents the following on the annotation: being moved or resized, editing appearance properties, & deleting the annotation.



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