Chapter 21. Creating Links and Actions

One of the truly great features Adobe Acrobat offers is the ability to create interactive documents containing hot links that invoke many different actions. Acrobat provides you with many tools and methods for making your PDFs come alive, and Acrobat helps you refine documents for user navigation and interactivity. Regardless of whether you post PDFs on Web servers, communicate via email, replicate CD-ROMs, or work with documents on local network servers, Acrobat offers tools and features that help you create dynamic documents.

In this chapter, you learn how to create links with a variety of Acrobat tools, and you learn some of the differences between several methods for linking views. With hypertext links originating from various elements such as bookmarks, page actions, links, and destinations, you have a number of action tools that provide you with an almost limitless opportunity for handling views and relationships between documents. This chapter covers creating hot links and all the different actions you can associate with links.

Working with Bookmarks

If you use programs that support exporting to PDF with structure, you can add bookmarks automatically at the time PDF files are created. Programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Visio, Autodesk AutoCAD, ...

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