[scribus] Clickable URL links in PDF export

Jan de Weerd jdweerd at ziggo.nl
Sun Apr 25 21:48:05 CEST 2010

On 04/25/2010 09:11 PM, Robert Martinez wrote:
> On 04/25/2010 06:14 PM, Jan de Weerd wrote:
>> On 04/25/2010 04:54 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> On 04/25/2010 10:26 AM, Bill Gee wrote:
>>>> I am looking for a way to make part of the text in a text box be a
>>>> clickable
>>>> URL link when exported as PDF.  I found a previous document on this
>>>> from April
>>>> 2008 at
>>>> http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus/2008-April/028860.html.
>>>> However, the solution described here is not suitable for my need.  In
>>>> my case
>>>> the link is an integral part of the surrounding text.  I don't see a
>>>> way to
>>>> put a link frame inside a text frame in such a way that the secondary
>>>> frame
>>>> moves when the surrounding text from the primary frame is changed.
>>> This is your only option. Scribus at this time does not have the ability
>>> to create linking via text. It's a bit cumbersome, but this method of
>>> superimposing a linking frame over the text from which you want to link
>>> is the only way I know of to accomplish this. It just shows that you
>>> should complete your layout before you apply these frames on top.
>> Maybe I misunderstand the question, but when I make a pdf of my work (a
>> newsletter) with an email address or a weblink in the text, they both
>> are clickable. When I check the "Embed PDF&  EPS files" option in the
>> output to file window, even links in imported pdf images are clickable!
> but do you make the text ITSELF clickable? i also think you can only add
> links to invisible boxes and drag those over your text.

In fact I didn't do anything, In Acrobat reader the text (links) were
clickable. I did not use invisible boxes.

See the file on

Notice that the links in the colofon on page 3 are clickable and the
links in the ads on pages 8 and 16, which are pdf images, are also


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