Set Default Link Actions (zoom especially)
I make ADA Accessible documents. Inherit Zoom is a necessary thing.
When I need to combine multiple pdf files into one document I often create a narrative that includes links to other pages of that document. I back up those links with bookmarks.
While it's quite easy to change all of the bookmark actions at once to Inherit Zoom, it's not so easy to change the links.
Currently each link action must be edited individually. And each Zoom is set to custom. There is considerable time taken to adjust each one, especially when I have 50 to 200 links in a document.
Here are the actions required:
- Click Edit PDF
- Click Link then click Add or Edit Document Link
- Make a rectangle over the words or image or comment you want the link to work over
- Select the link action and click next
- Go to the page you want the link to go to and Set the link
- Right click on the link rectangle
- Scroll down and select properties
- Click the Action Tab then click Edit
- Select Inherit Zoom from the Zoom drop down options
- Click OK in the d-box, then click on in the properties d-box
- Close the Edit PDF tool
- Test Link
That's a LOT of steps for one link
And if you have a Return to Narrative link on that page, there's another 12 steps.
Best option is to set this feature in the Document Properties.
Change the Initial View tab to include an option like:
Make all Links (and bookmarks maybe) Zoom to (then list options, INCLUDING Inherit Zoom). Then create this rule. All links (bookmarks too?) use this default unless specifically changed by a Link Action.
Please contact me if you need further explanation, images or a mockup!
I don't understand why INHERIT ZOOM is not the default property for Adobe links. INHERIT ZOOM works for everyone -- whether they prefer fit width or 90% or 100% or 125% (for those with visual difficulties).
I'm responsible for 1000+ links in our AARP Tax-Aide Resource Guide used by more than 30,000 volunteers. Most volunteers are senior citizens, so INHERIT ZOOM is extremely important.
Mahesh Patankar commented
I am facing one problem in android app of Adobe Reader that it is not recognising and opening the links created with attached PDF file. I have set in action tab 'Open in new window' so that my main file of list remains open in background. But this app is not opening it. I used my laptop and Official Pro version of Adobe. On mobile different ID is used. What to do?