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How to create external link to a specific location in a PDF?

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  • How to create external link to a specific location in a PDF?

    I'd like to be able to click on a (local) link in my mind map to call up, say, page 37 or a bookmark in XYZ.pdf and view it in Foxit Reader.

    Is there some way to (easily and quickly) determine what the URI of page 37 or a bookmark is?

    I am looking for functionality similar to that of an "anchor name" in HTML.


  • #2
    Hi jcrawfordx,

    Please try to open the PDF document then go under "Home"->"Link"->drag a rectangle over the text you want to add the link->choose "Go to a page view" then browse to the page that you want to direct to->click on "Set this position". Please give it a try.


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      see post below...
      Last edited by CJatWork; 01-19-2015, 02:13 PM. Reason: Removed duplicate post, locked for 2 months for some odd reason.


      • #4
        Hello jcrawfordx,

        If Cherry's solution doesn't work for you then try this if your mind map software will allow you. I tried this from both the command line and run input box and it works well.

        Foxit reader will accept command line arguments/parameters so to open a pfd to a specific page, use this format:
        "<path to Foxit>" /A page=<page number> "<path to pdf document>"

        Say you want to open to page 17 of a pdf document named doc.pdf stored at C:\temp, you would use this...
        "C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\foxitreader.exe" /A page=17 "C:\temp\doc.pdf"

        Please note that your OS may have Foxit reader stored in a different location than this example; you'll need to verify that. If your mind map software can accept and process a command like that then you should be able to make it work.

        Hope this helps and best of luck to you,