How To Make A Hyperlink In A PDF File


Step 1: Open Adobe Acrobat. In the “File” menu, click “Open”. Find the document you wish to add the hyperlink to and select it, then click “Open”.

Step 2: Open your Internet browser and go to the page you wish to link with the hyperlink.

Step 3: In the “Tools” menu click “Control Panel”.

Step 4: Select “Link”. Doing this should make your cursor change into a crosshair.

Step 5: Using the cursor, draw a rectangle around the text or image you wish to embed the hyperlink in. Once you have done this, the “Create Link” box will pop up, offering you various options.

Step 6: Use the different settings to change the appearance of your hyperlink. You can change the look of the highlight, type of link and line appearance.

Step 7: Under the “Link Action” setting, you can choose what the hyperlink does. You can choose to link a file or web page with this setting, just select the appropriate option for you.

Step 8: It is now time to show Adobe where to direct users with the hyperlink. If you wish to link a webpage, simply enter the URL in the “Edit URL” option. Click “OK” to continue.

Step 9: Repeat these steps on any other hyperlinks you want to add to your document. It is important to test these links, so use the “Selection Tool” and click each link to check you are taken to the correct destination. When you are happy with your document go to the “File” menu and select “Save As”. Change the name to something that will help you recognise it is the most recent version and click OK.

If you didn’t know: You can also use hyperlinks to jump to various pages within the PDF document itself. Just select the “Go To Page View” from the dialogue box that opens when you create a link.