4 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2007 7:14 AM by KF@SKF

    Link from HTML to Page in .pdf

      I have a .pdf file that contains several chapters. I need to have a table of contents in an html help project that opens the .pdf and jumps directly to the appropriate chapter. I can get the .pdf to open, but I don't know how to reference the chapter bookmarks in the link. (I'm not even sure if bookmarks are the proper navigation tool for this.)

      Any help would be very much appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Link from HTML to Page in .pdf
          Level 2
          Welcome to the forums. Hopefully someone else will jump in here because I'm no expert on PDF files. How are you opening the pdf? I ask because if you are using a shortcut control, you can add the necessary parameters for the adobe reader to select the page, but I don't know what these parameters are off the top of my head. There are other ways to open a pdf other than the shortcut control but some of these may limit your options.
          • 2. Re: Link from HTML to Page in .pdf
            KF@SKF Level 1
            Thanks for the welcome. I'm using the Shortcut control, but I'm not married to it. I'm willing to use whatever works. I saw where you can enter the parameters, but I have no clue how to reference a .pdf bookmark (or even if that's the right link type or if I need to do something different in Adobe). Hopefully someone out there knows.

            Thanks again.
            • 3. Re: Link from HTML to Page in .pdf
              Level 2
              I looked into this. From what I read, I don't think this is supposed to work from compiled help. It can work from WebHelp. What you are looking for is a "named destination" in Acrobat, not a "bookmark." Apparently these are two separate things, but the named destination is accessed like an HTML bookmark, e.g. <A HREF="filename.pdf#destination>. You can also use a page number, e.g. <A HREF="filename.pdf#page=4">

              Hope this helps.

              • 4. Re: Link from HTML to Page in .pdf
                KF@SKF Level 1
                Thanks John,
                I really appreciate you taking the time to look into this. Unfortunately, we're not using WebHelp, so I'm not sure if this will work. (Bummer) I'll give it a try anyway. Who knows, I may get lucky.

                Thanks again!