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By dxm456 ·
We have an AS400 system for which we are creating technical help in pdf format. What we would like to do is to link to certain destinations in the pdf file from different screens in the AS400 using batch files.

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Linking to destinations in a pdf file

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The only way to do this is by opening the web browser on the PC and linking to the file. You should be able to just point to the executable for Internet Explorer, then type a space and the location of the PDF using the syntax at the end of this post. You can use a network path instead of an internet path.

The answer varies greatly; depending on which version of Acrobat the client is using. In either case, you must create a link to a Named Destination (which is NOT the same as a bookmark).
The method to create these named destinations varies according to version of Acrobat. Once the destinations exist, create the HTML link using the syntax in the Discussion section. To create named destinations:

In Acrobat 3.x, Named Locations cannot be created from within a PDF. You must create a PostScript (PS) file from the source application and edit the PS file with a text editor, adding any named locations manually.

In Acrobat 4.0, this process can be done from within an existing PDF. To create a named range,

Window, Show Destinations
Click on Scan Document button in Destinations window (is a page with 2 curvy lines bisecting it).
Go to desired new destination location and set view to desired view.
Click on New Destination icon in Destinations window (is a page with the bottom left corner dog-eared)
Name the destination (unique value) and hit Enter.

Once the Named Destination exists, the syntax for the hyperlink is:

http://www.yoursite.com/your.pdf#named_destination

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Is this still a problem?

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