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Making Clickable Links on PDF Files for Mac Users

I have to say that I LOVE my Mac!  My husband talked me into spending the money on one about 3 years ago when I was in grad school.  I'm soooo glad he did!  I would never go back to a PC after using a Mac.  It was worth every penny.  However, sometimes it takes me awhile to figure out how to do things on a Mac.  It does seem like there's always a way I just have to figure it out.  

It took me awhile to find the answer to this dilemma, but I now know how to make a clickable link on a PDF file on my Mac.  I would always put the links in my Powerpoint document but the links would get lost once I saved it as a PDF file.  I thought I was going to have to break down and buy Adobe (way too expensive).  There is a solution though!

*Edited to add - If you have updated your Mac to Mountain Lion, this will no longer work.  The new update has taken this feature away from Preview.  :(


So if you have the same problem, check out this video tutorial to solve it!


I hope you can find this useful!

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14 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you on the Mac thing. I used to HATE them in college. Then I got a job teaching and the computer they gave me to use is a Mac. Now that I have figure out how to use it, I LOVE it! Like you, I never want to go back to a PC.

    Jackie
    Crazy Daze in First Grade

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  2. Thank you for doing this tutorial :) It was INCREDIBLY helpful as a new creator using a Mac (which I absolutely love and will NEVER go back to PC again...)!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    I'm having a 2-0-0 follower giveaway - come on by!

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    1. One question though - I tried to do exactly what you said and after I've saved a version, I go back to my PDF and it doesn't link to the site I want - just apple.com! What do I do in order to correct this? Thank you!!

      Sara

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    2. Hmmm....I'm not sure why it would do that. Are you sure you pasted the link in the URL section? Sometimes technology can be so confusing!

      Angelia

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  3. I just recently noticed that my links were lost... I had no idea for months, lol! So glad you made this tutorial!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  4. I have looked through your blog and love all of the things that you have created. Your tutorials were helpful to me. Thanks for the freebies and tutorials.

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  5. Thanks for sharing that. I like learning cool new tricks like that!

    ✰Becca
    Simply 2nd Resources

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  6. Thank you for your wonderful tutorial! It was exactly what I needed and so helpful!

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  7. I'm saving this to look at later, I was having this problem in word, driving me nuts.

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  8. Thank you! I needed to know how to do this.
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  9. I don't have a "link" icon in preview... do you think I need a newer version??

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  10. Thank you! Been searching for this...helps me make a "sensational shift" in my documents! : )
    Dr. Susan Bernstein
    www.SensationalShift.com

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  11. Any ideas how to make this work now that the "link" icon is gone?
    Dirt Road Teacher

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  12. What version of OS are you using here? When I open my PDF in Preview, I don't get the annotation option.......:/

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