[scribus] Clickable URL links in PDF export

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 25 22:54:56 CEST 2010

On 04/25/2010 03:48 PM, Jan de Weerd wrote:
> 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
> http://www.blyp.nl/~gooimeer/surfpostarchief/surfpost1-maart2010.pdf
> 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
> clickable.

I see what you mean, but this is a feature of Adobe Reader turning URLs 
into links.


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