How to Add a URL to a PDF (Acrobat) Document
PDFs can be viewed either after downloading to hard disk, or over the Web. With an Internet connection, you can make a document even richer by embedding Web links in your PDF. To create PDFs (Acrobat documents), you need the full version of Acrobat, which includes the Distiller - not just the free Acrobat Reader.
Things You'll Need
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
Click the Link tool (the tool that looks like a chain), or choose Link from the Tools menu.
Use the Link tool to draw a frame around the text or area you want to make into the Web link.
Choose World Wide Web from the Type menu.
Click Edit URL, then type a location in the "Enter a URL for this link" field. Be certain you add "http://" before the location. For example, instead of typing "www.ehow.com," you'd type "http://www.ehow.com."
Click Set Link to close the Link Properties dialog box.
Choose the hand tool to test your link. Click the linkable area (your cursor should change in appearance) and check the link.
Tips & Warnings
- You can also create a button in Acrobat, instead of just making an area of the document clickable. You'll need to use the Form tool to do this. (See "How to Create Buttons in a PDF (Acrobat) Document," under Related eHows, to learn how.)