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bookmark linking to external website

Jul 5, 2011 7:32 PM

Hi everyone,


I have a list of bookmarks that were created automatically from a table contents when I exported an indesign file to pdf. I need to manually add another bookmark in the pdf which I was able to do but I also need this new bookmark to be a link to an external website.


I wondered if it was possible to do this and if so how I'd go about it?


Appreciate any advice.

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    Jul 5, 2011 7:39 PM   in reply to gwhPoster

    You need to read the Acrobat Help entries on creating bookmarks.


    You'll use the Bookmark panel (you don't say which version of Acrobat you're using so I can be more specific). You'll choose New Bookmark from the panel menu. You'll right click on the bookmark to change its Properties.  You'll edit the Action of the bookmark to Open a web link.

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    Jul 6, 2011 12:05 AM   in reply to gwhPoster

    It is, but only if you do it using a script, not through the built-in "Open a web link"-action. Add a "Run a JavaScript"-action with this code:


    app.launchURL("", true);


    Of course, you can change the URL to whatever you want.

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