Link in word to PDF

October 22, 2009 at 07:41:55
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to create a link in Word to a PDF file so it will open the document. Is this possible?

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#1
October 22, 2009 at 07:57:41
Type in the complete path to the pdf

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Dad\Dads.pdf

When you get to the end, press CTRL-K.

Or, on the Tool Bar

Insert
Hyperlink
Select Browse for File
Navigate to the document location
Press OK
Press OK

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
October 22, 2009 at 08:16:06
Yes, I inserted the link and created the path but the link will not open the document.

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#3
October 22, 2009 at 08:20:20
What happens? Do you get any type of error message?
Which way did you create the link, manually with CTRL-K or thru the Tool Bar?

Also Adobe can be very memory intensive.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
October 22, 2009 at 08:44:49
Actually the documents are on a server and I'm trying to link them there. I typed the name and right clicked "hyperlink" and found the file path on the server. Does this seem right? There are no error messages it just acts like its going to open the file but it just stops.
Thanks for your help in this Mike!

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#5
October 22, 2009 at 09:10:44
Thank you but I have gotten around the issue. I just converted the word document into a PDF file (it opens the documents fine).
The only drawback is that when I update the word file I will need to reconvert the PDF to update the information.

Thanks anyway Mike! =)


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#6
October 22, 2009 at 09:42:48
Instead of using CTRL-K, try using the Tool Bar
Insert
Hyperlink
Select Browse for File
Navigate to the document location
Press OK
Press OK

To navigate to your document.

Then to make sure it's correct, press ALT-F9 to display the Field Codes.
Your link should have curly braces { } surrounding it and the word HYPERLINK at the beginning.

Also, it should turn Blue and be underlined.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#7
October 22, 2009 at 10:09:25
Yes to all the above. And they are all blue and underlined as well.

Neat trick about "alt F9" I'll have to remember that one.

I have just resolved to use it a PDF file and update (as stated above).

Thanks again for your help!


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