Ari's Link Tool
Dionis


If you regularly add interactive elements to PDFs, you may well be celebrating the arrival of Ari's Link Tool. Dealing with links and annotations, Ari's Link Tool enables one to do what has been lacking from Acrobat's built-in tools.

Now you can cut and paste links with the standard Edit menus. You can multiple-select links and drag them around. The alignment commands make short work out of link layout. And Win and Mac users alike will be celebrating that you can paste a set of links across multiple pages in multiple documents.

Links - You can move them, you can drag them, but you just can't copy and paste them. Ari's Link Tool enables the Copy and Paste menus so you can duplicate links. If you are creating a catalogue, brochure, or perhaps a Company Profile - then Ari's Link Tool will quickly allow you to build a set of links that are all the same size. By using Ari's Link tool you can also save links you regularly use and paste them when required.



Key features
Copy and paste links with standard Edit menu commands
Multiple-select links to drag them
Use the alignment palette
Change base URL
Paste multiple links on to multiple pages and multiple documents

When you have built your navigation bar or menu, and you realize that
you need to move all your links 1 cm to the left then the multiple-select command (shift-click) comes to the rescue. This feature allows you to select a bunch of links and drag them around as if they were one.

Once you have selected your links then you can use the alignment palette to do your fine-tuning. Left align, right align, center in both horizontally and vertically. This is great for fiddly brochures that have to be just so.

In case you weren't aware, Acrobat's base URL feature allows one to specify partial or relative URLs when linking to other documents. The problem can occur when working on a large group of PDFs and then changing the web servers or directories the files are stored in. Ari's Link Tool includes an option to set the Base URL in batch and this makes moving directories or URLs a breeze.

I have saved the best until last. If you create standard navigation elements from links for your PDFs, you can use the paste-multiple command (under the Edit menu) to paste a set of links across multiple pages in multiple documents. You would often use this in product documentation, and/or standard template documents.

This tool is a big timesaver and has the kind of features that you wish were built-in to Acrobat. Dionis certainly have a winner with their latest release - we even have a link to the demo here.

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