[scribus] Clickable URL links in PDF export

Jan de Weerd jdweerd at ziggo.nl
Sun Apr 25 23:30:17 CEST 2010

On 04/25/2010 10:54 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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.
> Greg
Ok, so  did misunderstand the question!
Thanks for the explanation.


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