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How to Create Acrobat CS6 Bookmarks that Link to a Website

Although Adobe Acrobat CS6 bookmarks are most commonly used to link to content within a PDF file, you can also use bookmarks to create links to other websites or even other documents. To create a link to an external website, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Options→New Bookmark in the Bookmarks panel.

    The Options menu looks like two circles on top of each other, found in the upper-left corner of the Bookmarks window.

  2. Replace the Untitled bookmark entry that appears in the Bookmarks panel with an appropriate name for the bookmark.

  3. Choose Options→Properties from the Bookmarks panel menu.

    The Bookmark Properties dialog box appears. With this dialog box, you can change a bookmark so that it links to any web address or even another file. In this example, we use a web address, but the bookmark could be a link to another PDF file, a Photoshop file, or even a Microsoft Excel file.

    Just remember that this bookmark creates a relative link. The linked file must travel with the PDF document in order for the link to work.

  4. In the Bookmark Properties dialog box, click the Actions tab, select Open a web Link from the Select Action drop-down list, and then click the Add button.

    The Edit URL dialog box appears.

  5. Enter the web address to which the users should be taken when they click this bookmark. Then click OK.

    The bookmarked link is created.

You can use bookmarks to choose different actions, such as opening another file or even playing a sound or movie.

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