Word and Acrobat

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by djwhite, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    In Word 97, I've created an index of documents that I'm using for my course. Some of them are word documents and others are pdf files. Now, I can create links to the word documents and click on them to open that file. What I would like to know is: is there anyway to link to a pdf file and have it open in Acrobat from Word?
     
  2. gothic

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    I would think you will be able to do it by creating the link to the programme, giving the file name as the parameter.

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  3. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    There are utilities that you can purchase that can do this or you can write a VBA script that will open the PDF file using the native viewer if you have associated the PDF file type with the application however to view a PDF document as it looks exactly translated to a word document is as far as I am aware not possible without a third party utility (and they are expensive).

    PDF files are usually large in size for the information they contain but give the creators of this format, huge amounts of flexibility in such items as security and a whole host of other attributes. GOV sites are bloated with PDF files which download sometimes a single page with a picture that’s 5Mb , one reason why I avoid them. Even computer manuals use this format why? I don’t know. To me they are a throwback to the past.

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  4. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    Don't worry, I got it sorted out.