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Easy Steps to Add Hyperlink to PDF in Windows

2021-09-23 15:14:09 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

Some PDF users want to add link to PDF files to provide more detailed information about a specific item, or to link an item with related information. In this article, we'll share a guide on how to add hyperlink to PDF with PDFelement, an all-in-one PDF solution.

Steps to Add Link to PDF

Step 1. Open a PDF File

Launch PDFelement by double-clicking the quick-start icon on the desktop. Open your PDF document by clicking the "Open files" button on the home page. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file into PDFelement.

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Step 2. Create Link in PDF

Go to the "Edit" tab, click the "Link" button. And then, there are three link options for you to add. After choosing one, 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, making you set the action and appearance of the hyperlink. Once set, click the "OK" button to finish adding a hyperlink to the PDF file.

Link Actions:

  • Go to a page view: After choosing this option, you can select or enter a page number to set the link. After setting, you can click the link to jump to your selected page.
  • Open a web page: Enter a web page URL in the box and then click "OK". Finally, you can tap on this link to go to the web page.
  • Open a file: Click the "..." icon to browse a document on your computer. You can choose any format of the document on your computer, including the PDF format. If it is already linked to another PDF document, when you click the link, it will also open the linked PDF document in PDFelement. This is the method of how to create a link to open a PDF file.
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After setting the actions of the link, you can also change the appearance of the link. The following are the appearance options you can change.

Link Appearance:

  • 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 a thin, medium, or thick.

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 PDF, you can edit any element in our PDF as you want.

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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 for editing, annotation, conversion, and printing, all functions are directly embedded in one tool. And you can also add headers and footers to PDF for more formal documentation, such as papers and dissertations.

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