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

    Link from HTML to Page in .pdf

    KF@SKF
      Hello,
      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.

      Thanks!
      Kathy
        • 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
            Hi,
            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.

              John
              • 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!