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Windows 7: Links don't work in any pdfs I download


30 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Links don't work in any pdfs I download

Hi,

I tried searching online for a solution but I only get results aimed at people making their own pdfs.

I am trying to open links in pdfs from pther people.

And in most cases, the cursor doesn't even change. It still looks like a text cursor. And even when it changes to a pointing hand, the link still doesn't work.

I kept thinking it was the producers' faults, but is it my computer or Adobe Reader.

Rather than suggest another reader, can Adobe Reader be made to link properly first?

I always keep Adobe Reader updated.

thanks


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30 Jul 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For a test, create a PDF document with a hyperlink yourself - e.g. with Word. Then check whether that works with Adobe. Then you will at least know whether that is an Adobe problem or a problem with the PDF docs you receive.
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30 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, but I already did that. The problem is with ALL pdfs I receive and make. I download a LOT of pdfs for my work.

Like I said some links are not even clickable.

And some let me click them, but when I click Allow in the security box, nothing happens.

thanks
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30 Jul 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

So it is an Adobe problem. Sorry I cannot help you there. I use Foxit since many years. Never liked Adobe.
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30 Jul 2011   #5

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I use The Portable Freeware Collection - PDF-XChange Viewer its free & works perfectly & fully customisable.
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31 Jul 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry if too simple, but you have tried holding Ctrl and clicking the link?

A Guy
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31 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Sorry if too simple, but you have tried holding Ctrl and clicking the link?

A Guy
Thanks, but that didn't work either. I guess I'll have to DL another reader.
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31 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Can you upload one of the PDFs that you're having problems with to see if I can follow the links.
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31 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just downloaded PDF-XChange Viewer that Roderunner suggested and on every link when I clicked Allow it came up with:

"Error [operating system]"


I had a feeling it was Windows 7 causing it, not Adobe.

So what do I do now please?

thanks
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31 Jul 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check the .pdf filetype association here: Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations. Maybe that is the problem.
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