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I'm using Acrobat 5.0.5. A client wants me to create web links in URLs in a large PDF. I found the handy "Tools/Locate web address/create web links from URLS in text" feature, but it only works if the URL begins with "http://". The client does NOT want the "http://" included -- all URLs are to begin with "www.". Is there any way to create web links in a PDF if the URLs don't begin with "http://"? Doing this manually would not be an option -- there are hundreds of URLS in the doent. If this can't be done in version ...

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    Default Creating web links from URLs in text

    I'm using Acrobat 5.0.5.

    A client wants me to create web links in URLs in a large PDF. I found the handy "Tools/Locate web address/create web links from URLS in text" feature, but it only works if the URL begins with "http://".

    The client does NOT want the "http://" included -- all URLs are to begin with "www.".

    Is there any way to create web links in a PDF if the URLs don't begin with "http://"?

    Doing this manually would not be an option -- there are hundreds of URLS in the doent.

    If this can't be done in version 5, what about 6? I bought the upgrade but have not installed it.

    TIA,

    Marlene
    Marlene_Hochberg@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating web links from URLs in text

    From what source is the doent created?
    W_T_Allen@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating web links from URLs in text

    The doents are all created in QuarkXPress 5.

    Marlene
    Marlene_Hochberg@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating web links from URLs in text

    You're going to need to find a 3rd party solution or figure out how to do it (or how somebody else may have done it) with JavaScript.
    W_T_Allen@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating web links from URLs in text

    QuickLinQs will auto-create hyperlinks in PDF using a list of keywords -

    htttp://www.alQemy.com/products/QuickLinQs.htm

    If you send me a sample PDF and list of URLs I will process it for you

    [email]infoalQemy.com[/email]

    Ben
    Ben_Marchbanks@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating web links from URLs in text

    Ben,

    I'm going to give your information to my client. They would have to provide a list of keywords, since I don't have any way to generate them.

    I'm not sure I understand how QuickLinQs works -- would each keyword in the list need to be the entire URL?

    Is it possible for the software to just search for "www." and create a hyperlink for the URL (without actually have a specific list of URLs)?

    Marlene
    Marlene_Hochberg@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating web links from URLs in text

    Searching for all text beginning with "www" is a great idea - current version of QuickLinQs does not have this feature but we could add it as a customization.

    This method would indeed eliminate the need for the list of URLs from which to create the hyperlinks.
    Ben_Marchbanks@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating web links from URLs in text

    Auto adding hyperlinks to URLs in PDF that do not contain the "http" is now possible with QuickLinQs, or through the hyperlink service - <http://www.alQemy.com>, send your PDF to [email]infoalQemy.com[/email] for a sample.
    Ben_Marchbanks@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Creating web links from URLs in text

    Ben,

    Thanks for your responses. I will keep your info on file.

    For now, the client decided to just leave in the "http://" on each URL, so we'll just be using Acrobat's built-in web links capability.

    But we may need your services in the future!
    Marlene_Hochberg@adobeforums.com Guest

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