Debenu PDF Aerialist can make page links to be created automatically from numbers in defined sections of a PDF. This allows users to create interactive indexes or tables of contents in seconds. Essentially, when a number thought to designate a page reference is detected, Aerialist will create a link that will execute a GoTo action when clicked. Aerialist can also be configured to set the visual appearance and zoom level associated with the links. Aerialist can be configured to search an entire document, odd or even pages, a specific page or page range. The process can even be conducted on large batches of files when used in conjunction with Acrobat’s Action Wizard.In Acrobat, select Debenu PDF Aerialist 11 > Links.

Links-related features in Debenu PDF Aerialist

Links features.

Select “Create Page Links”.

Create Page Links feature in Debenu PDF Aerialist.

Create Page Links.

This will launch the “Create Page Links” dialog.

The Create Page Links dialog in Debenu PDF Aerialist.

Create Page Links dialog.

This can be used to configure a number of settings, including link properties and the pages to be scanned. The Link Properties section contains a range of options for the links to be created, starting with the Link Type. Depending on which option you chose the following options may also become available: Line Thickness, Magnification, Font Colour, Style and Color.

Link Typecontains two options, Invisible Rectangle and Visible Rectangle.

Invisible Rectanglewill leave the keyword links visually unchanged.

Visible Rectanglewill be able to be made more visible with a range of other options appearing.

Visible Rectangle.

Visible Rectangle.

When a link type is selected to appear with Visible Rectangle the following options become available: Line Thickness, Magnification, Font Color, Style and Color.

Line Thicknesshas three options to define the thickness of the line of the box Thin, Medium and Thick.

Line thickness.

Line thickness.

Magnificationwill determine how the PDF is displayed when the link is followed. The options include: Inherit Zoom, Zoom, Fit Width, Fit Height, Fit Page, Fit Visible.

Magnification options.

Magnification options.

Style: relates to the type of visible rectangle will take either a solid line, dashed, or an underline.

Line style.

Line style.

Color: Define the link’s color from the palette available.

Color.

Color.

Meanwhile, the Pages section has two options for the pages to be scanned for possible page references. This can be set to either select a preset range to scan or manually define the page range to be processed.

Scan: Select the page range to be scanned from a list of presents. Options include: All Pages, Odd Pages, Even Pages, First Page, Last Page and Current Page.

Scan preset page ranges.

Scan preset page ranges.

Page Range: Manually define the page range or ranges to be scanned.

Manually defined page ranges.

Manually defined page ranges.

Once the desired options have been selected, clicking on Create will scan through the desired page ranges and automatically generate links between page references and the pages they designate. It is also possible to perform this process on large batches of documents using the Action Wizard in Adobe Acrobat.