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Link to Pages or Destinations within PDFs

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Last Edited: March 15th, 2012


A common method of linking to a particular location within a Microsoft Office document is to link to a bookmark. However, bookmarks aren't recognised in PDFs. The corresponding method for PDFs is to link to a page or a named destination.

Linking to a Page

This is the simpler method because it doesn't require prior preparation of the PDF file to define the target location.
A link to a PDF may be of the form:
To link to a specific page within that PDF:

Linking to Named Destinations

As mentioned, this technique requires editing the PDF document to define a destination. The link to that destination would be of the form:


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