5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2015 10:48 AM by jcanepa

    Can I enter multiple e-mail addresses in a hyperlink?

    chelway2

      Does anyone know how to enter more than one e-mail address in a hyperlink, so that if someone clicks on the link in a form, it e-mails it to more than one person?

        • 1. Re: Can I enter multiple e-mail addresses in a hyperlink?
          jcanepa Adobe Employee

          Use mailto:// followed by email address 1, then a semicolon, then email address 2.  Place a semicolon between all email addresses.

          • 2. Re: Can I enter multiple e-mail addresses in a hyperlink?
            chelway2 Level 1

            Hi,

            Thanks. I tried that and I get this error message: Invalid URL or Email

            Mary

             

            Mary Schwarz

            Cornell Waste Management Institute

            813 Bradfield Hall

            Ithaca, NY 14853

            607-255-8444

            msp5@cornell.edu<mailto:msp5@cornell.edu>

            http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu<http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/>

             

            5th International Symposium<http://animalmortmgmt.org/>:

            Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products & Associated Health Risk: Connecting Research, Regulations & Response

            Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US

            Monday, September 28, 2015 to Thursday, October 1, 2015

            • 3. Re: Can I enter multiple e-mail addresses in a hyperlink?
              jcanepa Adobe Employee

              Hmmm, I am seeing the error as well.  Are you going to be making the form into a pdf by chance?  I know that in Acrobat you can add multiple emails as I described above.

              • 4. Re: Can I enter multiple e-mail addresses in a hyperlink?
                chelway2 Level 1

                It is a pdf, but it’s from Forms Central.

                I have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro and when I click on “create form” it routs me to Forms Central. Previously, it simply allowed me to make a form in which I was able to do the same thing.

                No biggie, it would just be nice to have the form mailed to more than one person.

                If you figure it out, let me know.

                Thanks,

                Mary

                 

                Mary Schwarz

                Cornell Waste Management Institute

                813 Bradfield Hall

                Ithaca, NY 14853

                607-255-8444

                msp5@cornell.edu<mailto:msp5@cornell.edu>

                http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu<http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/>

                 

                5th International Symposium<http://animalmortmgmt.org/>:

                Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products & Associated Health Risk: Connecting Research, Regulations & Response

                Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US

                Monday, September 28, 2015 to Thursday, October 1, 2015

                • 5. Re: Can I enter multiple e-mail addresses in a hyperlink?
                  jcanepa Adobe Employee

                  Since you have Acrobat Pro XI here are a couple of ways to add email links.  The first way is to add a link directly to an object in the pdf.  The second is to add a button.

                  What I am not clear on is if you just want an email created or if you want the form data attached and emailed.  Both are possible.

                  Here are the steps for adding a link

                  • Open the pdf form in Acrobat Pro XI and select menu File-> Save a Copy...
                  • Close the open pdf and open the copy you just saved
                  • If tools are not displayed click on Tools in the Toolbar
                  • Select the Content Editing tool group
                  • Select Add or Edit Link tool
                  • Select the text or image you want a link added to
                  • To just create an email do this:
                    • In the Create Link dialog set up the appearance the way you want.  For Link Action select Open a web page then click Next
                    • For the URL enter "mailto: " and then add the addresses followed by semicolons (be sure the space is after the colon)
                  • To send the form answers (or the whole pdf) do this:
                    • In the Create Link dialog in Link Actions select Custom Link then click Next
                    • In Link Properties select the Action tab/button
                    • From Select Action choose Submit a Form and click the Add... button
                    • In Submit Form Selections dialog set up what you want submitted
                    • For the URL enter "mailto: " and then add the addresses followed by semicolons (be sure the space is after the colon)

                   

                  Here are the steps for a button (my preferred method)

                  • Open the pdf form in Acrobat Pro XI and select menu File-> Save a Copy...
                  • Close the open pdf and open the copy you just saved
                  • If tools are not displayed click on Tools in the Toolbar
                  • Select the Forms tools and select Edit
                  • Add a new button (from the Add New Field drop down select Button)
                  • Open the Button's Properties dialog
                  • Go to the Actions tab/button
                  • You can either select Open a Web Link or Submit a Form.  You would then perform steps similar a those described for adding a link.