Is there a simple way for me to include an action in the PDF prior to distribution that will force it to open external URLs in a new browser window or tab?
Thanks a ton.
There are two issues here:
- How to do it using JS
- How to do it in a non-Adobe browser plugin
The first is pretty straight forward. You use a code like this, replacing the dummy URL with your own:
The second issue is more problematic, and in fact there isn't really a solution to it. If the plugin used supports this method then it will work, if not, then you're out of luck. Unfortunately, outside of the Adobe software I don't think that any other plugin supports it.