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Old 08-04-2008, 11:19 PM   #1
jimbocho began at the beginning.
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Device: iRex iLiad
pdf hyperlinks to external files - possible?

Hyperlinks in PDF documents can point to either other points in the same document, or they can point to other PDF documents.

I would like to create a dynamically created PDF index of other dynamically created content for my iLiad. I would like this PDF index to open other PDF files, by using PDF hyperlinks.

I created a test PDF using Acrobat Professional and added a hyperlink to another PDF file. I verified that the hyperlink was using a relative path and not an absolute path (which is really confusing in Acrobat Professional.) I copied the PDF with the hyperlink and the PDF file the hyperlink references to a different directory and a different PC and the hyperlink worked to open the second PDF file.

However when I copy the two PDF files to my iLiad, the hyperlink does not work. Does anyone know if the iLiad PDF viewer supports hyperlinks to external documents? Is it possible to replace it with a PDF viewer that does? Is this dependent on the PDF version by any chance?

thank you,
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