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Topic: Re: Hyperlink in PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57450
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:25 PM

At 5:47 PM -0400 4/3/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I would like to know if there's a way that the Acrobat Interapplication API
>would enable a programmer to:
>1) Insert a hyperlink to PDF files and

Not with Acrobat 4, but Acrobat 5 will allow this through
some JavaScript integration. And it would require the full Acrobat
product, not Reader - and can NOT be used on a server.

>2) display the PDF files containing this hyperlink within their application.

This requires more than IAC - it means OLE (or similar)
technology. And it is not supported by Adobe at this time.

>3) when a user clicked on this inserted hyperlink (linked to another PDF
>file), they must be able to open this link within the application that
>displays the Acrobat file via the API and not triggering a PDF Reader viewer

See above.

>Do hope to get some help as soon as possible. Please reply directly to
I suggest you consider looking at 3rd party libraries such as
our SPDF product ( that will let you accomplish
all of the above without any need for Acrobat.

Leonard Rosenthol
Sr. Software Engineer (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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