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Topic: Relative Links in PDF Documents
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 123933
From: beneyw
Date: 12/16/2004 12:14 AM

I am trying to use the Link Tool in Acrobat 6.0 Professional to create relative hyperlinks to other PDF documents on a website.

For example say I create a PDF in "folderA" which I want to link to "documentA.pdf" in "subfolderA". I can enter the relative address "subfolderA/documentA.pdf" in the "Enter a URL for this link" field and the resultant link works correctly.
When you hover over the link Acrobat displays the link "http://webserver/website/folderA/subfolderA/documentA.pdf" which is correct.

However when I try to link to a file that is in a folder above or at the same level the subfolder where my document is stored the normal convention of using the "../" characters to denote a folder one level up does not work.

Entering the relative address "../subfolderB/documentB.pdf" in the "Enter a URL for this link" field fails to open the document.
When you hover over the link instead of correctly displaying the relative link "http://webserver/website/folderA/subfolderB/documentB.pdf" Acrobat displays the absolute link "http://../subfolderB/documentB.pdf" which is incorrect.

Please can anyone let me know how to construct a relative link which will enable me to open a file in a folder above or at the current folder level.

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