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Most PDF users want to add a hyperlink to a PDF file in order to offer more details on a specific item, or connect an item with related information. In this article, we'll share easy steps to add links to PDF files with PDFelement.

How to Add Hyperlink to PDF

Step 1. Open a PDF File

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

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Step 2. Insert Hyperlink in PDF File

On the Windows version, go to the "Edit" tab. Click the "Link" button. And then select an area where you want to add a link in the PDF document. When you release the mouse, a pop-up window will appear, where you can set the appearance and action of the hyperlink. 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, medium, or thick.
  • Go to a page view: After choosing this option, click the "Set Link" button. Scroll to the target page and then click the "Confirm" button in the pop-up window 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. You can also choose a PDF file in your drive.

Step 3. Save after Adding Link to PDF

After inserting a hyperlink in your PDF, you can save the PDF document directly. Or if you want to change or edit a hyperlink in PDF, right-click the added link, and then 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 using Acrobat, since it not only supports the ability to add hyperlinks to PDF, but also provides all the tools that you will need for editing PDF files. From creating new PDF files to editing, annotating, converting and printing PDF documents, all of the features are embedded right into one tool. And you can also add headers & footers to PDF pages for more formal documentation, such as papers and dissertations.

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Published: Nov 13,2017 14:14 pm / Updated: Aug 21,2018 16:23 pm

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