moderated Internal Links in PDF Documents


Cynthia Bruce
 

Hello All,

 

I am preparing a huge document for contract renewal at my university, and they have asked us to use internal links to connect varying sections. I have good help to insert them, but I can’t make those links work when I am trying to use them to navigating. Are they accessible/useable with JAWS, or are they just inaccessible?

 

I am using JAWS 2022 and Windows 10.

 

Many thanks,

 

Cynthia


 

Cynthia,

 

You don’t happen to mention what application you’re using to prepare the huge document for contract renewal. I understand that the ultimate output will be in PDF format from your subject line but I wouldn’t think composing the original source document using an Adobe product would be ideal. In the event you are using Microsoft Word to compose your source document, you might check out the article “Add hyperlinks to a location within the same document” from Microsoft Support at the following link:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-hyperlinks-to-a-location-within-the-same-document-1f24fc4f-7ccd-4c5f-87e1-9ddefb672e0e

 

I understand that Word documents can be saved as PDF files from within Word itself and I would assume any links they contain would carry over to the saved PDF file but I’ve never done this myself.

 

Good luck with your project.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cynthia Bruce
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2022 8:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Internal Links in PDF Documents

 

Hello All,

 

I am preparing a huge document for contract renewal at my university, and they have asked us to use internal links to connect varying sections. I have good help to insert them, but I can’t make those links work when I am trying to use them to navigating. Are they accessible/useable with JAWS, or are they just inaccessible?

 

I am using JAWS 2022 and Windows 10.

 

Many thanks,

 

Cynthia


Adrian Spratt
 

Alan and Cynthia,

 

This is a very constructive approach to the problem. However, in my experience with Word 2016, links in a Word document were not preserved when I converted it to PDF. Perhaps someone knows how it can be done. I haven’t tried making the conversion with Word 2019, never mind 2021, which I don’t have installed.

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Internal Links in PDF Documents

 

Cynthia,

 

You don’t happen to mention what application you’re using to prepare the huge document for contract renewal. I understand that the ultimate output will be in PDF format from your subject line but I wouldn’t think composing the original source document using an Adobe product would be ideal. In the event you are using Microsoft Word to compose your source document, you might check out the article “Add hyperlinks to a location within the same document” from Microsoft Support at the following link:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-hyperlinks-to-a-location-within-the-same-document-1f24fc4f-7ccd-4c5f-87e1-9ddefb672e0e

 

I understand that Word documents can be saved as PDF files from within Word itself and I would assume any links they contain would carry over to the saved PDF file but I’ve never done this myself.

 

Good luck with your project.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cynthia Bruce
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2022 8:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Internal Links in PDF Documents

 

Hello All,

 

I am preparing a huge document for contract renewal at my university, and they have asked us to use internal links to connect varying sections. I have good help to insert them, but I can’t make those links work when I am trying to use them to navigating. Are they accessible/useable with JAWS, or are they just inaccessible?

 

I am using JAWS 2022 and Windows 10.

 

Many thanks,

 

Cynthia


Cynthia Bruce
 

So sorry, the issue is that while some documents are created as word documents (all the narrative statements), many of the documents are already in PDF or saved as PDFs because they are email messages. For context, it is a tenure application document, so it has to contain proof of all kinds of academic work I have done over the past 4 years. So, the linking can’t take place until everything is combined into a single PDF.

 

Thanks,

 

Cynthia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: October 13, 2022 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Internal Links in PDF Documents

 

Cynthia,

 

You don’t happen to mention what application you’re using to prepare the huge document for contract renewal. I understand that the ultimate output will be in PDF format from your subject line but I wouldn’t think composing the original source document using an Adobe product would be ideal. In the event you are using Microsoft Word to compose your source document, you might check out the article “Add hyperlinks to a location within the same document” from Microsoft Support at the following link:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-hyperlinks-to-a-location-within-the-same-document-1f24fc4f-7ccd-4c5f-87e1-9ddefb672e0e

 

I understand that Word documents can be saved as PDF files from within Word itself and I would assume any links they contain would carry over to the saved PDF file but I’ve never done this myself.

 

Good luck with your project.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cynthia Bruce
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2022 8:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Internal Links in PDF Documents

 

Hello All,

 

I am preparing a huge document for contract renewal at my university, and they have asked us to use internal links to connect varying sections. I have good help to insert them, but I can’t make those links work when I am trying to use them to navigating. Are they accessible/useable with JAWS, or are they just inaccessible?

 

I am using JAWS 2022 and Windows 10.

 

Many thanks,

 

Cynthia