It’s another common practice to add links to PDF document. When there is a long PDF document or a PDF file with too many pages, it’s quite convenient to add a link to the directory to lead reader skip to the page he wants to read or to keep on reading. Or if the outside file to be inserted into PDF has too many pages, it’s obviously not reasonable to directly insert it as what it is. Because it will totally destroy the PDF file’s original structure. Therefore we still can insert big file into PDF document by adding a link instead of adding entire file.

Add link into PDF

Materials: PDF file, a document of big size or a document with many pages

Tool: VivPDF (Recommended)

Download URL: PDF editor download

Now let’s start to see how to add links in PDF with this magic tool. Actually, there are several ways to add link in PDF, today we will introduce 2 ways which are most used by PDF users among others.

Add Page View Link to PDF

This kind of link is very considerate for a long PDF file. The way adding page link to the directory extremely improves the reading experience, it can lead readers to skip from directory page to whatever page they want to read instantly.

  • Launch VivPDF and open edit menu

    Run VivPDF, Open PDF file, select “Edit”, then Edit menu panel appears at the right side, choose “Links” label, you will see the option “Insert Rectangle Link”, click on it.

    Add Links in PDF
  • Create link start

    Use mouse to circle the part you want to create link, then you should do the link settings in the pop-up window appears latter, you can set the link properties and select Destination as “Go to a page view” and press “Next”.

    Add Links into PDF
  • Designate link destination

    Use mouse scroll to reach the page you want link to, then press “Set here” to make it the destination of the link.

    Insert Links in PDF
  • Save to activate the link

    Save the PDF to complete the link creation. You could press directory to skip to the destination page next time.

    Add Links into PDF

Add “Open a file” Link to PDF

This kind of link is to open another local document or execute a file. It’s quite a common practice a PDF user would do when making a presentation. It looks smoother if presenters add an “Open a file” link in their PDF document. A good presentation starts from a beautiful link!

  • Launch VivPDF and open edit menu

    Run VivPDF, Open PDF file, select “Edit”, then Edit menu panel appears at the right side, choose “Links” label, you will see the option “Insert Rectangle Link”, click on it.

    Insert Links into PDF
  • Create link start

    Use mouse to circle the part you want to create link, then you should do the link settings in the pop-up window appears latter, you can set the link properties and select Destination as “Open/execute a file” and press “Next”.

    Add Links in PDF
  • Choose which file to open by clicking the link

    A window pops up for you to choose which file will be opened or executed when you click on the link area. And press “Open” after choosing to complete the task.

    Insert Links in PDF
  • Save to activate the link

    Press “Save” button in the “File” drop-down menu, or save before closing the PDF document to activate the link. Thus, you can directly open the file you designated in the PDF document by click the link next time.

    Insert Links into PDF

I suppose these 2 operations should be very useful in dealing with a large PDF file or to insert an object into PDF document from outside. Are you clear about the instruction? If you have any questions about Anniesoft’s products, please contact us as soon as possible.