Soda PDF Desktop
Soda PDF can add a link over any pre-existing document element. These links can be set up to perform several different actions. This article will cover opening a document with your link.
The first step will be to go to the Insert Module and select the Links feature:
Once the Links feature is active you will be able to choose the target area for your link. The mouse icon will change to confirm your selection. Move the mouse icon over to where you would like to place your link.
Hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse. You will see a blue rectangle as you move the mouse, allowing you to decide how big or small the link will be. The area inside this rectangle will be your link.
When you release the mouse button you will see the Add Action window below. Choose the Open File option.
A Windows Browse window will open. Choose your file and select Open. Your file will appear in the action section of the window:
When you click Ok your link will be configured.
To test your link click on View in the top left corner to go into View Mode. Clicking on your link will now open your file.
You can open the properties to customize your link. First make sure you are in Edit Mode by clicking on Edit in the top left corner. Once you have selected your link and select the Properties icon on the right sidebar.
Click here to learn more about link properties.
While in Edit Mode you can also resize and move your link around your document. Hold down the left mouse button while your cursor is over a circle in the purple border and you can change the size.
Hold down the mouse button anywhere else on the border to move its location.
Soda PDF Online
Soda PDF Online is our web application. It is accessed directly through an internet browser. There is currently no way to create a link that opens a file in Soda PDF Online. We are actively investigating a way to bring this feature to our web app.
We mentioned that links in Soda PDF can perform different actions. We have articles covering everything you need to know about links. Click below to learn more about that subject.
Creating a link to another location in your document.
Creating a link which opens a web page.