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Editing a link

You can edit a link at any time by changing its activation area, appearance, or link action.

1.
Using the hand tool, click the Creative Tool Set listing to follow its link.



Notice that the link does not link to the correct section. You'll edit the destination of this link and make the link appearance invisible.

2.
Click the Go to Previous View button () to return to the Contents.

3.
Select the link tool (), and double-click inside the black rectangle surrounding the Creative Tool Set listing to open the Link Properties dialog box.



This dialog box lets you edit the appearance and destination of the selected link.

4.
Under Appearance, for Type, choose Invisible Rectangle.

5.
Click Edit Destination.

6.
Click the First Page button () to navigate to the beginning of Digital Arts, where the section entitled "Adobe Photoshop is the Creative Tool Set for Artists" appears.

7.
Click the Fit in Window button (). If needed, move the Link Properties dialog box out of the way by dragging its title bar.

8.
Select the zoom-in tool (), and marquee-zoom around the story to enlarge it, as shown in the following illustration.



9.
In the Link Properties dialog box, for Magnification, choose Fixed.

The Fixed option sets the link destination at the current magnification displayed on your screen.

10.
Click Set Link.

11.
Select the hand tool (), and click the Creative Tool Set listing to test your revised link.

You should jump to the enlarged view of the correct story on page 1.

12.
Click the Go to Previous View button to return to the Contents.

Now you'll expand the activation area around the Creative Tool Set listing so that it encompasses the entire text block.

13.
Select the link tool, and click inside the rectangle surrounding the Creative Tool Set listing.

Handles appear at the corners of the rectangle, indicating that the link is selected.

14.
Move the pointer over the bottom right handle so that the double-headed arrow appears. Then drag down to stretch the rectangle around the text block below the title.



15.
Select the hand tool, and move the pointer over the Creative Tool Set listing.

Notice that the activation area includes the entire text block below the title.

16.
Click the activation area to test your link.

Creating a link to a Web site

Earlier you created a link from one area of Digital Arts to another. Now you'll add a link that leads to a page on the World Wide Web.

1.
Click the Fit in Window () button.

2.
Click the Next Page button () to advance to page 2.

3.
Select the zoom-in tool (), and click in the cream-colored area at the bottom of the page to enlarge it.

This area of the page contains an advertisement for the Classroom in a Book series by Adobe Press. You'll create a link from an image in the ad to Adobe Systems Web page, which describes the book series in greater detail.

4.
Select the link tool (), and drag to create a marquee around the center image of the Adobe Acrobat 4.0 Classroom in a Book.

The Create Link dialog box appears.

5.
Under Appearance, for Type, choose Visible Rectangle.

6.
For Width, choose Medium. For Color, choose Red. For Style, choose Solid.

Now you'll assign the action to link to the World Wide Web. First you'll copy the target URL from the advertisement.

7.
Select the text select tool () in the tool bar. Drag to highlight the URL at the bottom of the ad. Then press Ctrl+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac OS) to copy the text to the Clipboard.



8.
In the Create Link dialog box, under Action, for Type, choose World Wide Web Link. Click Edit URL.

9.
Press Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac OS) to paste the URL that you just copied, and click OK.

10.
Click Set Link.



If you have a Web browser and a connection to the World Wide Web, you can go on to the next step and try out your newly created link. First you'll specify a Web browser to use when opening Weblinks. Once you establish your browser preference, Acrobat automatically uses that browser to open all Weblinks.

11.
Choose File > Preferences > Weblink. Then click Browse (Windows) or Select (Mac OS).



12.
Select your browser application, and click Open. Then click OK to return to the document.

13.
Select the hand tool (), and try out your Weblink.

The Specify Weblink Behavior dialog box appears. Select the option to open the Weblink in the Web browser, and click OK. Opening Weblinks in Acrobat is discussed in Lesson 10, "Creating PDF Documents from Paper and the Web."

The link opens the Adobe Systems Web site using the browser that you have just specified. The site opens to the page describing the Classroom in a Book series.



14.
Close the browser window when you have finished viewing the Web site, and return to Acrobat.

15.
Choose File > Save As, make sure that Optimized is selected, and save Digarts1.pdf in the Lesson02 folder. Click Yes (Windows) or Replace (Mac OS) to confirm replacing the file. The Save As command lets you save a smaller, optimized version of your finished file.

16.
Choose File > Close to close the Digarts1.pdf file.

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