MathGroup Archive 2006

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Hyperlink to *.pdf File

  • To: mathgroup at
  • Subject: [mg68642] Re: [mg68632] Hyperlink to *.pdf File
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 06:44:15 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <>
  • Reply-to: murray at
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


1. Type the text that you want to be the source of the hyperlink.

2. Select that text and use menu item Input > Create Hyperlink... (or 
select the text, use right-click if on Windows, and select Create 
Hyperlink... from the context menu.

3. In the pop-up Create Hyperlink dialog, click radio button "Other 
notebook or URL".

4. Type a proper URL for the file in the input field next to that radio 
button.  Such a URL will have, for a file on your own system, the form:


Note the THREE slashes after "file:".  Click OK.

OR, use the browse button to locate the file, select it, click the OK 
button to get back to the Create Hyperlink dialog; click OK there.

The key to all this is knowing the URL format for a file, and that your 
system knows how to open a file of the given kind.  On my system, when I 
click such a hyperlink to a pdf file in the notebook, it opens the file 
in an Acrobat Reader window.  Depending on your configuration, it might 
open it in the Acrobat plug-in for your browser.

Bruce Colletti wrote:
> Re Mathematica under WinXP.
> I want to create a hyperlink that when clicked, opens a *.pdf file in Acrobat Reader.  How is this done?
> Although there's some traffic on this topic in the newsgroup, the postings neither make sense nor work when I try to execute them.
> Thankx.
> Bruce

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305

  • Prev by Date: Sequences from chemical structures as Hadamard self-similar matrices
  • Next by Date: RE: ContourPlot and finite approximation to level sets
  • Previous by thread: Re: Hyperlink to *.pdf File
  • Next by thread: Re: Hyperlink to *.pdf File