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Re: Hyperlink to *.pdf File

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  • Subject: [mg68642] Re: [mg68632] Hyperlink to *.pdf File
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 06:44:15 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200608130953.FAA06284@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
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Easy:

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:

   file:///d:/topdir/subdir/.../filename.ext

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 5.2.0.0 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
> 
> 

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