Word and Acrobat


OSNN Senior Addict
May 18, 2002
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?


Dec 9, 2001
I would think you will be able to do it by creating the link to the programme, giving the file name as the parameter.


dave holbon

OSNN Veteran Addict
May 26, 2002
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.


Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey ep!

All good with me, applying for microsoft mvp right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by comming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier, mine is perriscalderon at gmail
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there https://tinyurl.com/ycpxl
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...

Forum statistics

Latest member