ARTS Link Tool


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Please note: This has been merged and integrated with Debenu PDF Aerialist. It is no longer available as a stand-alone product.

ARTS Link Tool is a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat that extends Adobe Acrobat’s tools for editing links in PDF files.

Multiple-select and Drag Links

ARTS Link Tool will add a button to your toolbar that allows you to select multiple links and drag them together. Click on a link, hold down shift, and click on another link. It works just as you expect. Once you have a group of links selected, you can drag them together, align them using the alignment palette, or cut and paste them using the standard clipboard commands.

Cut and Paste Links

After you have selected one or more links with ARTS Link Tool, you can use standard clipboard commands under the Edit menu to cut and paste links. You can quickly make multiple copies of the same link if you need several links to be all the same size. You can also paste onto other pages or into other documents.

 

Multiple Select Links

Multiple Select Links

Multiple Select Links

Paste Links onto Multiple Pages or Multiple Files

Using the Paste Multiple command, you can paste links from the clipboard throughout a document, or you can choose a starting page number and an ending page number as well as selecting between even, odd, and all. If you choose the batch button, you can paste links onto the selected page range for a batch of documents.

Cut and Paste Links

Align Links

After you have selected multiple links, you can click on the alignment palette to align them. You can choose left, center, or right alignment, or you can select top, center, or bottom alignment. If you are creating multiple links in a list or index or table of contents, this can be a quick and easy way to keep a clean layout.

Change Links

The built-in link tool is great for modifying a single link. Select a link and then choose Make all link annots like this one to copy any of the attributes of the selected link into all other links in the current document or a batch of documents. Using checkboxes in the dialog, you select which attributes you wish to copy:

  • Link highlight
  • Frame width (including visible/invisible frame)
  • Frame dash style
  • Color (only applies if frame is visible)

Change Text Annotations

Select a text annotation and choose Make all text annots like this one to copy the attributes from the selected text annotation into all text annotations in the current document or in a batch of documents. Using checkboxes in the dialog, you select which attributes you wish to copy:

  • Color
  • Open/Closed state

Change Link Magnification

Change link magnification for the links in the current document or a batch of documents. Fill in a checklist of magnifications (Fixed, Fit View, Fit in Window, etc.), and all links with that magnification will be changed to the new magnification that you select.

Set Base URL

Set Base URL in batch easily sets the base URL for a batch of documents. If any of the documents in the batch already have a base URL set, it will be changed to the new base URL.

Count Links

Count links will provide a quick count of the number of links in the document. If you need more powerful link counting tools to count links, widgets (form fields), and bookmarks for an individual file or a batch of files, you can use ARTS Link Checker, which is sold separately from ARTS Link Tool as part of ARTS PDF Publish Suite.

Known Issue

“Make all notes like this” command won’t allow the colour to be changed in PDF files generated from Adobe Acrobat 4 or 5.