Thanks in advance for your help. I'm new to the Adobe X Pro & making portfolios. I have figured out how to create a portfolio. My portfolio has a main pdf document and several folders with pdf, word & excel files in them. What I’m trying to do is link from my main document (pdf file) to the other files (word, excel & pdf) that I’ve added to the portfolio. I’ve tried linking to a pdf file and a thumbnail of the word doc (because I did find that I can’t link to the actual word or excel doc). When I create & test the link (for both the pdf file & the thumbnail of the word doc) it is there; I can click the link I created and it will go to the word doc. If I close the portfolio & reopen it the link to the pdf file is there, but the link to the word doc isn’t there anymore. That link now goes to the main pdf file and not the word thumbnail or even the folder where the word doc is saved. Any ideas on what to do? Thanks.
I am also having a similar problem. I thought I'd bump this back up the message board, to see if there's anyone around to give an answer to this.
I need to link between Word documents and PDFs in a PDF Portfolio. I know you can link between PDF documents but I can't find a way to link between a PDF and a Word document (when you open a Word document in a PDF Portfolio on your computer it seems to create a temporary file).
FYI, I have Acrobat Professional 9.
Any solutions would be much appreciated.
As Dave has noted you can not do this.
Acrobat/Reader would need to know what program to use to read the data in the document and since there can be many different programs that could read your document, Acrobat/Reader would need to know exactly which program to use on one's system. You might only have MS Office but others might have both MS Office and OpenOffice.org and might prefer to use OpenOffice.org unless there is a feature that is only available to MS Office. Yes it is possible to create a program that can be configured to use specific helper programs, but it can have a real impact on system efficiency. It is easy enough to download or extract the non-PDF document and then use your program of choice. Just look to MS Outlook for a program that can not always open an attachment, especially PDF files.