RE: Adobe 9 Pro Linking Problem

Subject: RE: Adobe 9 Pro Linking Problem
From: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
To: "Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com" <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 19:42:52 +0000


I think yours is the exact use case for PDF Portfolios, introduced in Acrobat 9 Pro. The Portfolio (File > Create Portfolio from the menu or Create > Assemble PDF Portfolio from the toolbar) is your Table of Contents page, and you can customize a theme, add a logo, and similar such stuff. You should then be able to move the portfolio to your CD, with a set of files (which, BTW, don't have to be PDF) that Reader 9+ can pull up and process.

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Subject: Adobe 9 Pro Linking Problem

I have a few PDFs that I want to put on a CD, and have autorun open a PDF table of contents. The problem I'm having is that Adobe won't let me create a link to separate PDFs without including the full path to those documents. And of course, those PDFs being somewhere other than on a CD while I'm creating the links, the path to those files is no longer valid once they're on a disc.

Does anyone know how I can edit a link path directly, to just have the filename in the link? I haven't found any way to do it using Adobe.

Has Adobe always functioned this way? I'd swear I've done this sort of thing in years past. Though, it could be HTML I'm remembering. I could set-up the CD to use an HTML contents page, but I don't want the PDFs to open in a browser, for those users who have theirs set to operate that way.

Brian Henderson
Mitchell 1

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