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"I have some PDF eBooks, but they contain no links to chapters or anything. I need to add hyperlink to the PDF to make them easy to read. Any idea? Thank you!" As a PDF user, I usually add hyperlink to PDF file when I want to explain to people what a specific item means or just connect the item with the related info. And in the following, I'd like to share my easy steps to add links to PDF files with PDFelement.

How to Add Hyperlink to PDF without Hassles

Step 1. Open a PDF File

Double click the quick-start icon on the desktop to launch the application. Open your PDF document by clicking the "Open File" button on the Home window. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the file into PDFelement.

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Step 2. Insert a Hyperlink in a PDF File

On Windows PDF tool, go to the "Edit" menu. Click the "Link" button. And then move your mouse on the PDF file, select an area where you want to add link to this PDF. When you release the mouse click, a pop-up window will appear, where you can set the appearance and action of the hyperlink. And then click the "Set Link" button to finish adding a hyperlink to the PDF file.

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  • Link Type: You can choose to set the hyperlink as visible or invisible in the PDF document.
  • Color: You can choose a color to set for the hyperlink box.
  • Highlight Style: None means you don't change the appearance of the link. Invert means you can change the color of the link area to its opposite. Push means to change the appearance of an embossed rectangle. Outline means to change the outline color of this link to its opposite when you click the link.
  • Line Style: You can change the line style of the hyperlink to be solid, dashed, or underline.
  • Line Thickness: The line thickness can be set as thin, midium, or thick.
  • Go to a page view: After choosing this option and click the "Set Link" button, please scroll to the target page where you want to go, then click the "Confirm" button in the pop up dialog to add the hyperlink.
  • Open a web page: Enter the web page URL in the box to insert.
  • Open a file: Click the button of "..." to browse a document on your computer to set, you can also choose a PDF file in your drive to be linked. This is the option about how to create a link to open a PDF file.

Step 3. Save after Adding Link to PDF

After inserting hyperlink in PDF as you wanted, you can save the PDF document directly. Or if you want to change or edit hyperlink in PDF, here is the solution for you. Right-click the added link, you can choose to delete it.

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Add Hyperlink to PDF without Acrobat

PDFelement is the best method for you to add a hyperlink to a PDF file without Acrobat, since it not only supports to add hyperlinks to PDF, but also provides all those tools that you will need for the PDF files. From creating new PDF files to editing, annotating, converting and printing PDF, all of the features are embedded right in one package. And you can also add headers & footers to PDF pages for those formal documents as papers and dissertations.

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Published: Nov 13,2017 14:14 pm / Updated: Jun 05,2018 16:16 pm

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