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Old 26-06-2010, 05:08 PM
StaroftheSea StaroftheSea is offline
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Default Getting PDF links to open in a new browser window??

Hi,

I am creating word documents with links to external webpages in them. When I click on the links in word, my browser opens and the webpage appears in it. No problem here.

I then use the pdf converter built into word to save these word documents as PDF files.

these pdf files I have uploaded into moodle...

The problem:

when I view these pdf files online, and click on the links to the external webpages, the webpage does not open in a new window, but rather the window that I am viewing the pdf in. this makes navigation back to the page containing the pdf file very akward.

The question:
How can I get these links to open up in a new browser window?

I hope that Iž've explained myself here, feel free to quiz me!

Thanks.
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Old 26-06-2010, 05:27 PM
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What version of Word are you using?

If you edit the hyperlinks in Word, you should see a 'target frame' box. Make sure this is set to 'new window'.
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Old 26-06-2010, 07:18 PM
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hey complainer, if I was near you now I'd kiss you man!! thanks a million. thats solved a big problem for me....
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Old 26-06-2010, 07:38 PM
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I love you too.
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Old 29-06-2010, 08:20 PM
StaroftheSea StaroftheSea is offline
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update......I went back and changed the settings in Word - set target to new window- saved as a pdf and uploaded to moodle... but it still opened in the same window when I accessed the file through moodle.....Damn!

Any other suggestions?
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Old 29-06-2010, 09:41 PM
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What browser do you use?

In the settings (at least for FireFox, I believe it's the same for IE) you can set how you want your browser to handle links. They can be opened in the current window, in a new tab or in a new window as default.

This won't solve the 'problem' for everyone viewing the file (if that's the end goal here), but it will resolve it if it's just a personal preference.
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Old 29-06-2010, 11:01 PM
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thanks Setanta,

the end goal is indeed to dictate how everyone will view the file when they click on the links that I put into the pdf's ..... It seems impossible to do!
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