I would like to setup a set of pdf documents, on the hard disk of a PC or Mac, that can be open in acrobat pro and have hyperlinks that jump to, and open in a new window, in acrobat pro, to a given page of a second document in the set.
It seems to me to be something that everyone would want to do and should be simple enough.
But I seem to be missing something.
I had partial success a few years ago using what I recall are the following general points:
Create files in word,
Use absolute address
Use / not \,
Converting the spaces in the address to %20
Set the hyperlink base to “file:///T:/PdfDocumentsFolder/”
Add location with #page=3 to end of file name,
Convert to pdf with acrobat pdfmaker
Open pdf with web browser into reader.(could not get it to work on mac with OS 9) by Checking Edit-Preferences-Internet-Web Browser Options-Display PDF in browser
This will allow the pdf to open to a given page, but only in the acrobat reader under MS IE, Not in Acrobat pro and not on a mac even in the reader.
Now I have a large (500) PDF documents with a very large number of comments and a key user switched to a Mac and can not automatically go to the page and would lose or have to transfer comments that have been made on the pdfs.
I have looked at and tried a number of things that have not worked:
Change all the links by hand:
I can not see where when Inserting a link by hand one can place the page number
Close, This can open a file,
If Edit-Preferences-Internet-Web Browser Options-Display PDF is checked it will jump to a page
But if it is not checked it will open in acrobat pro and not to the page
Does not seem to work on a mac
Don’t seem to see any method that would allow a page number
Under open document
Open under a URL
seems to error if a #page=2 is add to file name
Looked at security
Don’t seem to see that there is anything in the preferences that can be set to enable the jump to page action
Looked at privileged and non-privileged and did not see how that would help
Looked at adding disclosed=true;
this.disclosed = true;
Looked at Portfolios to see if some kind of group of documents would allow the jumps but could not find a solution.
I have not looked at bookmarks to see if I bookmarked every page “Pagexxx” and then jump to the bookmark would get around the problem.
So I am not getting the right combination and could use some help
Current Systems in use:
Acrobat 9 pro version 9.4.4
Mac OS 10 Lion version 10.7.4
Acrobat 9 pro version 9.5.1
(note I have limited understanding of Mac’s)
In a similar vain within the word source documents I was able to get a hyperlinks to make the same kind of jump to a page using a VBA macro with the following call:
Shell "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe /A page=" & iPageNum & "&Zoom=125=OpenActions """ & sHyperlinkBase & sHyperlinkAddress & """", vbNormalFocus
After parsing the hyperlink and to get file name and the page number
So I know acrobat pro can be called as an application to jump to a page
The basic intent is to have the set of pdf files located on a harddisk on the computer that is running Acrobat pro 9.0, open File1.pdf and in it have a link to File2.pdf with a page number which will open to that page in another window of Acrobat pro 9.0. File2.pdf could then have a link to File3.pdf with a page number .....
Thanks for that information.
I did not see that the “go to view link” could change documents. I thought it was only within a document.
I manually added two “go to view links” and that seems to work on both mac and pc computers.
That brings up two questions.