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How do I open hyperlinks inside embedded pdf in a new window?

I have a pdf that contains hyperlinks to other website. This pdf itself is available as a link on a website. When this pdf is loaded in IE window, and user clicks on any of the links inside this PDF, the link opens in the same window. I want all the links to open in a new window.
I have tried different softwares to publish the pdf (MS Word, Open Office, Bull PDF, online services), but the links inside the pdf always open in the same window


Yatish Ram 961 days ago


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Hi,

If you want to open a PDF in a new browser window from a PDF viewed in a browser window, you need a little help using JavaScript.

Create a button field or link and in the Action tab, select Run a JavaScript from the Select Action pull-down menu. Click the Add button to open the JavaScript Editor and type the following code in the Editor window:


app.launchURL("http://www.mycompany.com/pdfDocument.pdf", true);


In the above code, replace www.mycompany.com with your URL. Replace pdfDocument.pdf with the name of the PDF you want to open. The "true" statement triggers opening the PDF in a new browser window.

;-)


By JR Boulay answered 960 days ago  |   Comments (4)  |  New Comment

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I don not want to open another pdf from inside pdf. All I want is to open the web links inside pdf in new browser window. At the moment all links inside pdf open in the same window.

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i follow the above steps but it shows alert "Not Supported Javascript Action". is there any other way to open the hyperlinks in PDF to new window.

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I have this setup in place to open a new PDF from within an existing PDF and it works perfectly...except when you try to view from Firefox (v19). In Firefox it says an error occurred on opening the first PDF although it does open and then the second link does not do anything. Any suggestions?

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It worked for me in IE with that solution, but not for firefix nor Chrome. Anyone managed to make it work for these browser?

Vincent Hamel Commented 359 days ago  |   Report


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Acrobat has this option built into it. Go to Edit>Preferences>Internet. In the Web Browser Option section, deselect Display PDF in browser.

Making this change will result in a security alert for links opening outside the PDF, but you’ll get this warning only once for each external site. You’ll need to click the box Remember this action for this site for all PDF documents, then click “Allow” to OK the security of the external site.


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