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Relative links in interactive pdf

Relative links in interactive pdf

Relative links in interactive pdf

(OP)
Hi. I'm building an interactive pdf that will work as the content of an interactive cd. The main document is saved on the "cd" directory, on the desktop. I created a button that will open an external pdf file. The link to the file is an absolute link:

Macintosh HD:Users:myuser:Desktop:cd:files:file1.pdf

Now, I need this to be a relative link so I can burn the cd and make sure it works, independently of the file's root address. How can I achieve this?

I tried changing the : to / and doing something like ./cd/files/file1.pdf but it didn't work. This probably has a simple solution, I just don't know how to express relative links in InDesign. Any advice? Thanks.

http://www.vivoeusebio.com

RE: Relative links in interactive pdf

Put everything into the same folder. Determine the structure of the CD before you link things with indesign.

>Root folder
>>InDesign Files and PDFs you want to link to

http://www.doozler.blogspot.com/

RE: Relative links in interactive pdf

(OP)
Thanks! I hate to make a mess of things like that, because it's still plenty of files, but if it's the only way...

You think that works in mac and pc?

Thank you again.

http://www.vivoeusebio.com

RE: Relative links in interactive pdf

(OP)
Don't mean to just "bump" this thread, but I still have the same doubt and would appreciate it if someone could help me out with a more practical solution.

Thank you.

http://www.vivoeusebio.com

RE: Relative links in interactive pdf

I just did a project like that. Eugene is right. But why not just test his theory? Go ahead and put everything in the same folder, then burn it to a CD. If it doesn't work, Eugene and I have egg on our faces, but you've only lost a 45 cent CD. If it does work...

I did this, and the link not only found the correct file, but it also found the correct index. This CD goes out to about 25,000 people and no one has complained, so I think it works.

 

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