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How to Edit Links in PDF

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Having just completed a report you wanted to send out to your co-workers or customers and converted it into PDF, the next logical step would be to make sure that everything is working just the way you want it to. But when you try the links in the PDF document, you find that they are incorrect or not working correctly. To send out the document, you need to edit PDF links but you don't know how you can edit links in PDF without first converting the document to an editable format such as Word. But if you are short on time, you need an alternative way to edit PDF links without converting the document first. This article will provide you with an easier way to edit a link in PDF files both for Mac and Windows users.

Part 1A Cost-Effective Tool to Edit Hyperlink in PDF

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One of the ways you can edit PDF links is to use software, specifically designed for that purpose. One of the best programs to help you edit PDF documents in any way you want is Wondershare PDFelement for Mac (PDFelement for Windows). The program comes with a lot of features all of which work together to make PDF management very simple and it is so easy to use, you won’t have to waste time figuring out how it works. Some of these features include the following.

  • It can be very useful when you want to edit the PDF document in any way, not just edit links in PDF. You can use it to add and remove text to a PDF document, add and remove images and even change the font and text color.
  • It is also very handy when you want to annotate the document. The annotation features make it easy for you to add comments to the document, strike-through, highlight, add notes or custom stamps and even underline text.
  • The OCR feature is another great tool that allows you to edit scanned PDF documents, making them searchable and editable. OCR recognizes the numbers, text and Images with precision whilst maintaining the layout and formatting of the document.

Part 2How to Edit PDF Hyperlinks for Mac and Windows

How to Edit PDF Links on Mac

Step 1: Open the PDF

Opening the PDF document is very easy. Launch PDFelement for Mac and then simply drag and drop the PDF files into the main window. Or click the "Open File" button to browse your computer and open the selected PDF.

Step 2: Add a PDF Link

First click and enable the "Edit" button, then several annotation tools with appear below. Click on the "Link" button to open the setting windows. In the new window, set the link action as you like and click "Add" to add it.

Step 3: Edit the PDF Hyperlinks on Mac

Under the "Edit" button click on the link you want to edit. This will open the link where you can edit the "Link Action". You can either choose to "Open a web page" or "Go to a Page view" within the PDF document itself. Click "Edit" when you are happy with your selections.

How to Edit Hyperlinks in PDF on Windows

Step 1: Open a PDF File

Just like in its Mac counterpart, there are several different ways to open a PDF document with PDFelement for Windows.

You can just drag and drop the PDF file you wish to open to the main window of the program and it will be opened. You can also launch the program and then click on "File" and then "Open File" to browse for the PDF file.

Step 2: Add or Edit PDF links

Once the PDF document is open, you can then go ahead and edit the PDF links. To do that click on the "Edit" tab in the main menu and then click on the "Link" button.

  • To add a PDF link, you should move your mouse with cursor to the area you want to set link and draw a rectangle. This will open a new "Link" window; you should set the link action and then click "Set Link".
  • To edit a PDF link, you should double click on the Link anchor text within the document to launch the "Link" dialog box. Here you can edit the "Link Action" choosing to either "Open a Web Page" or "Go to a Page View". Click on "Set Link" to complete the process.

Step 3: Delete a Hyperlink in PDF

If you had placed a link on the wrong text, you can easily delete the link. To do this, click on "Edit" again and then "Link". Then right click on the linked text and from the options presented, select "Delete" or "Cut" This will remove the link immediately.

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Published: Sep 14,2016 16:42 pm / Updated: May 03,2017 18:02 pm

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