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Jane Barber
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PDF viewed on iPad external links didn't work

Jun 3, 2012 7:02 PM

I have a pdf made from InDesign CS5.5 with internal navigation links, and links to external websites.

 

I looked at it on a new iPad G4 iOS 5.1

 

I opened it on Safari (would not download the pdf but would view)

 

The internal links worked, the two flash pages of course, did not.

 

But what was weird, the links to external URLs did not work, they would not move out of the server where I had put the file, so when I clicked the links, the url showing on the screen was:

 

www.myserver.com/http://www.theurliwant.com

 

Can I fix this somehow in the PDF, or InDesign? or is it an iPad or Safari issue?

 

Any ideas on how to fix?

 

The links, by the way, work in the Kindle App I have on my HD.

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 3, 2012 8:12 PM   in reply to Jane Barber

    If you are not using Adobe Reader on the iPad, you are not using Adobe technology to view the file. Even on the Mac, Safari isn't capable of handling all that Adobe puts into their pdfs.

     
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