I have created a PDF document with 108 pages. Page 1 is an "index" to all other pages. is it possable to create links using OCR.
I have been able to setup each link manualy, which takes a very ling time (so many links and I would like to create many many simular documents).
Can this prosses be automated in any way please.
Sort of answers my question.
Page 1 is my "index page" it has may numbers all over it, (hard to explain why, but is a work schedule full of "duty board numbers")
Each of theses numbers eg 101, 142 or even 312 for example would link to one of the other 108 pages. Neither the indexed numbers or "duty boards"(the other 107 pages) are in sequential order, which makes the process very difficult.
This is why I was hoping OCR could do this for me.
I have included a link to this file, so you may get a better understanding.
Thanks for your reply..
If any body has any Ideas, I would be extremly Greatful..
So (some of) the numbers on the first page need to link to the pages, based on the Duty Number text on those pages? It might be possible to do it using a script, but this kind of script has to be custom-made, and is quite complex to write.
Kind of knew you may say something like that.
Thanks very much for your replys.
If anybody has any spare time (hint, lol) the "duty numbers are are 3 digit numbers between 101 and 350.
Lol, worth an ask, I suppose..
the first page I created using excel, the other 107 pages are giving to me in PDF format, because of the tables they won't convert to excel and keep the format.
Do you still think I may be able to somehow create the links on the first page (because that's the only page that needs the links) using excel, and link to PDF. then somehow convert that page back to to PDF keeping the links intact?
Maybe, I need to take this approach.
Really need a solution here.
In that case, no - as the pages you're using as destinations don't exist until after the PDF has been created.
If this is a one-off, it'd be quicker to create them manually than work up a custom script. If you're doing it regularly then I'd move away from Microsoft products and build the documents in InDesign, where your 'index' page can use an automated table of contents instead of a manually-defined layout. You can place one-page PDFs into InDesign documents but you can't read the text inside them, so it will still require some manual setup.
The other option is to use the PDF bookmarks feature - when combining files in Acrobat you can ask for bookmarks to be created based on the original filenames, so provided your sheets have meaningful names that would pretty much automate the process.