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I'm having trouble linking to specific pages within a pdf. I've tried using page #'s and creating destinations in the pdf (my destination is called testination) but I still can only get the PDF to open on the first page. Here are samples of the code I've tried: test for my doc <mydoc.pdf#page=12> 2nd test <mydoc.pdf#nameddest=testination> If I get rid of the code after the "#" then the pdf will open on the first page but I can't get it to open on the pages I want. I'm using Windows 2000, Acrobat 5.0, IE 6.0. Does anyone know why this ...

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    Default Trouble linking from web page to specific page in a PDF

    I'm having trouble linking to specific pages within a pdf. I've tried using page #'s and creating destinations in the pdf (my destination is called testination) but I still can only get the PDF to open on the first page.

    Here are samples of the code I've tried:



    test for my doc <mydoc.pdf#page=12>

    2nd test <mydoc.pdf#nameddest=testination>


    If I get rid of the code after the "#" then the pdf will open on the first page but I can't get it to open on the pages I want. I'm using Windows 2000, Acrobat 5.0, IE 6.0. Does anyone know why this code wouldn't work and how to fix it.
    Steve_Lawson@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Trouble linking from web page to specific page in a PDF

    sorry, the code didn't show up. The code that calls the page #'s looks like this:

    a href="mydoc.pdf#page=12"

    a href="mydoc.pdf#nameddest=testination"
    Steve_Lawson@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Trouble linking from web page to specific page in a PDF

    Are these files on a web server or a local/network drive?
    W_T_Allen@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Trouble linking from web page to specific page in a PDF

    on my local drive
    Steve_Lawson@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Trouble linking from web page to specific page in a PDF

    Files need to be on a web server for named destinations to work
    MarkATS@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Trouble linking from web page to specific page in a PDF

    And page numbers.
    W_T_Allen@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Trouble linking from web page to specific page in a PDF

    [email]W_T_Allenadobeforums.com[/email] wrote:
    > And page numbers.
    Internet Explorer suffers this limitation, but Mozilla does not.

    Sid Steward
    Sid_Steward@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Trouble linking from web page to specific page in a PDF

    I disagree with some of the above. I have a link
    <a href="../PDFs/Cats.pdf#page=4">Click here for Cats</a>
    that DOES work (i.e. it opens "Cats.pdf" to page 4) when I have a suite of doents on my desktop, on a local hard-drive, or on a networked drive mapped to the letter "K" ("our K:\-drive", we call it). It works even though these locations are not web-servers (unless the definition of "web-server" is broader than I am aware of).

    However, when we copy and paste that same suite of files, en masse, onto a blank CD, the link no longer works. It opens the copy of Cats.pdf that is on the CD, but it opens it on the first page.

    P.S. -- The problem disappears if I change the Properties of my CD-Tray so that "Enable CD recording on this drive" is turned OFF. But this solution is not viable because the people to whom we ship our CDs may not have THEIR CD-Trays configured this same way.
    xtopher_s@earthlink.net Guest

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