Getting PDF links to open in a new browser window??

Discussion in 'I.T.,Cameras and MP 3 players' started by StaroftheSea, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. StaroftheSea

    StaroftheSea Frequent Poster

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    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 IƬ've explained myself here, feel free to quiz me!

    Thanks.
     
  2. Complainer

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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'.
     
  3. StaroftheSea

    StaroftheSea Frequent Poster

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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....
     
  4. Complainer

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    I love you too.
     
  5. StaroftheSea

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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?
     
  6. Satanta

    Satanta Frequent Poster

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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.
     
  7. StaroftheSea

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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!