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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 a hyperlink to a PDF file when I want to explain to people what a specific item means or just connect the item with the related info. Recently, I found that many people are eager to know how to add link to a PDF file on both windows and Mac. This is the idea where this article comes from. In the following, I’d like to share my way to add links to PDF files with you.

Part 1How to Add Links to PDF on Windows (Window 10 Included)

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Wondershare PDFelement 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.

Another amazing feature is the easy way that it provides to add hyperlink to PDF documents. You can either set a destination in the PDF pages or a website address for the hyperlink action, and edit its shape, color, thickness and display style.

Step 1. Open Your PDF in PDFelement

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.

Step 2. Add Hyperlink to 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 the PDF text where you want to add link. When you do this, a pop-up will appear. On the pop-up dialogue box, you can enter the URL of a web page or a PDF page where you want this PDF to be linked to. And then click the "Set Link" button to finish adding a link to the PDF file.

Step 3. Edit Hyperlink As You Want

Double-click the link area to edit the link as you want, or you can just right-click the link area and select "Edit Link". Multiple link types are available for your choice, and you can modify the link appearance by selecting color and line type for it.

Check the Video Tutorial

Part 2How to Add Links to PDF on Mac (Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Included)

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Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is an advanced PDF editor with powerful PDF editing tools, smooth conversion compatibility, user-friendly interface, firm PDF protection technology, supporting creating PDF from unending documents formats as Word, Excel, PPT, Image and more.

  • Supports creating and editing forms with multiple form types.
  • OCR function turns scanned PDF into editable and searchable.
  • Manage PDF pages in various ways, as combining, splitting, inserting new PDF and cropping part PDF page.
  • Optimize PDF file size by reducing image size or removing unnecessary PDF content.

Step 1. Start the Program

Launch PDFelement for Mac after installation and open the PDF file that you want to add links to by clicking the "Open File" button.

Step 2. Add Hyperlink to PDF File

Go to the Tools pane on the top and click on the "Comment" menu. You will find a series of annotation tools displayed under the "Comment" menu, choose the "Link" icon. Drag a rectangle on your PDF file and double-click the area to add the link. On the pop-up dialogue box, you can choose to enter the URL of a web page or select a PDF page to link to.

Step 3. Edit Hyperlink As You Want

Click the "Link" icon on the Tools pane, right-click on the rectangle to activate the editing options. Select "Properties" from the drop-down menu and you are ready to make modifications to the hyperlink as you need. You can either customize its link type, or choose a line form and color for it as well as indicate the time and author info for the link.

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Published: May 19,2015 14:56 pm / Updated: May 05,2017 9:23 am

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