PDF Questions Submitted by our customers: Gus Lluberes

PDF Questions Submitted by our customers: Gus Lluberes

PDF Questions Submitted by our customers: Gus Lluberes Q: I have a question for Tuesday's workshop. It is about links. I can link OK to a page but I am having some difficulty linking to a specific spot in the document by creating destinations and linking to them. Wonder if you could cover this or point me towards a good tutorial. A: Linking To Specific Pages This is significantly simpler than linking to named destinations because it doesn't require any special steps to be taken in the preparation of the PDF file.

I personally favor the page-linking method for this reason. In order tod link through to a specific PDF page, begin with the domain, as you would for any web link: 1. http://www.mydomain.com/ 2. Then add the name of the PDF document: 3. http://www.mydomain.com/myPDF.pdf

4. Then append "#page=" followed by the desired page number. For example, if you were looking to link to page 7: 5. http://www.mydomain.com/myPDF.pdf#page=7 6. So in all, the HTML link code would be: Link text

This link goes to page 12 of an MDOT PDF file http://www.michigan.gov/documents/instructions_17182_7.pdf#page=12 Source: PlanetPDF A: Linking to Named Destinations First up, you'll need to create the destination. To do this from within Acrobat: 1. Manually navigate through the PDF for the desired location, and magnification 2. Version 5.x: Window > Destinations Version 6.0: Go to View > Navigation Tabs > Destinations

3. Under Options, choose Scan Document 4. Once this is completed, select New Destination from the Options menu and enter an appropriate name Now that you have created your destination, you can link to it using a similar syntax to that used for page linking. After the name of the PDF, append "#nameddest=" and the name of your chosen destination. So, if your PDF has a named destination, "TOC", that points to a table of contents, then your link code will look like this: Link text

Q: Other than entering words into the "CMA Keywords" field when creating a PDF asset within the CMA system, is there any way to "tweak" a PDF file so that it is more likely to turn up in the results of the portal search engine? A: Each PDF file is saved with metadata. This data is the first piece of information the search engine finds. Since PDF files are TEXT (unless scanned and not captured as text), search engines will do a full text search on the documents. Search Criteria

Search Results Q: Am I correct in understanding that the search engine does not recognize the text in a PDF document as text, so it doesn't matter how many times a certain word might appear within the document (in terms of showing up in a search)? A: Yes, you are wrong. PDF document IS text and as text, the search engine can search the entire contents. However, the search engine cannot read the mind of the user. Good search results rely on good document preparation as well as some skill on the part of the user. We are in the process of upgrading the current search engine so you may see more intelligence in the engine soon. But, this still does not guarantee more intelligence on the part of the user.

Q: What is a searchable pdf, as opposed to a graphic pdf? I've seen the terms discussed, but I don't really understand what they mean. If it is something that affects if my PDF document will be picked up by search engines, I'd like to understand what's going on there. A: A searchable PDF is text based. When a document is scanned into Acrobat, it is an image. Images cannot display text as they are bitmaps representations of the page. It is possible to capture a scanned page and convert it to text. This option makes your page searchable rather than an image. But, if you must scan a document and create a PDF of it, you still have the options to add the meta data to the document properties allowing for better results in the search.

Q: The Toxic Substances Information Directory, located at www.michigan.gov/mdch-toxics, click on "Reports and Pubs." It is a listing of web-based resources, containing hundreds of web links. The original document was created in Excel (for formatting purposes - much easier to create and maintain in Excel), then converted into PDF using Acrobat Distiller 5.05. I would like to have it so that these links open up in a new browser window. The only information I've found on how to do this is at http://www.pdfzone.com/resources/tips_techniques/101405.html It involves creating a blank html page for each link and changing the html code in the header - both things I can't do within the CMA system.

Do you have any ideas on this, or should I stop wasting my time even thinking about it? I would like to have it so that these links open up in a new browser window. A: Go to: Edit > Preferences > General > Options Uncheck Open Cross Document Links in the same window

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • LEARNING GOALS: The motion of an object depends

    LEARNING GOALS: The motion of an object depends

    Friction vectors will be drawn horizontal OR against ... GRAPHIC METHOD: the horizontal and vertical lines are . drawn to scale . and the hypotenuse is solved by . measurement . based on the scale. ... So if each force...
  • Representation of sl(3,C)

    Representation of sl(3,C)

    Representation of sl(3,C) Dongseok KIM ... Any finite dimensional representation of sl(3,C) is of the form Va 1+b 2. Tensor Rule First we can use all weight diagram, for example we look at the defining representation of sl(3,C), V(1,0) which...
  • Overview Antibiotics  miracle medicines Antibiotic resistance  a critical

    Overview Antibiotics miracle medicines Antibiotic resistance a critical

    The Australian National AMR strategy was released in June 2015, and reflects the key action areas identified in the WHO global action plan. Addressing antibiotic resistance: a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach ... to download resources to use throughout AAW.
  • Testing Specific Research Hypotheses - Pairwise Comparisons

    Testing Specific Research Hypotheses - Pairwise Comparisons

    ANOVA & Pairwise Comparisons ANOVA for multiple condition designs Pairwise comparisons and RH Testing Alpha inflation LSD and HSD procedures H0: Tested by ANOVA Regardless of the number of IV conditions, the H0: tested using ANOVA (F-test) is … "all...
  • Training - DHSS

    Training - DHSS

    Posted at http//:www.glattc.org) Recovery in Mental Health "Recovery occurs when people with mental illness discover, or rediscover, their strengths and abilities for pursuing personal goals and develop a sense of identity that allows them to grow beyond their mental illness"...
  • English I Vocabulary

    English I Vocabulary

    Harangue A long and intense verbal attack. NOUN Synonym: a lecture, a scolding The teacher delivered a harangue so terrifying that the students didn't misbehave for the rest of the year. The boss launched into a vicious harangue when he...
  • Dental attendance in children? - CDHA

    Dental attendance in children? - CDHA

    CDHA Perks,enjoy instant access to more than 365,000 shopping, dining, travel, and entertainment discounts across North America. View offers on a laptop or desktop computer or by using an app on your smart phone. And… you also have free access...
  • Climate Change Impact for Falmouth

    Climate Change Impact for Falmouth

    WWF Living Planet Report 2018 shows population sizes of wildlife decreased by 60% globally between 1970 and 2014. German Report reveals that flying insects surveyed on nature reserves in Germany have declined by 76% in 27 years. At 1.5 degrees...