How to Add a URL to a PDF (Acrobat) Document

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.

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Click the Link tool (the tool that looks like a chain), or choose Link from the Tools menu.

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Use the Link tool to draw a frame around the text or area you want to make into the Web link.

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Choose World Wide Web from the Type menu.

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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."

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Click Set Link to close the Link Properties dialog box.

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Choose the hand tool to test your link. Click the linkable area (your cursor should change in appearance) and check the link.