PDF Page Link

By   2016-08-21

Have you ever wanted to browse directly to a page in a PDF file? This post will show you how in Windows and in a mind map. In this example I am using Mindjet MindManager where the syntax for the shortcut does not work. I list the current workaround then propose a new feature for MindManager.
Adding a page number link to a local PDF file is the difficult part that prompted this post.

The MindManager discussion group post by Nigel Goult revealed a great solution.  Prefix the path to the local file with the following syntax. (Since this discussion Nigel has published an update to Map for MindManager that includes a tool to create and manager pdf page links.)

File:///
Example:
File:///C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\plug_ins\Annotations\Stamps\ENU\Dynamic.pdf#page=5

The above example works with MindManager’s internal browser but opening it externally only opens the pdf and does not navigate to the page specified.  My suggested workaround for output to an external browser can be found HERE

Add Link DialogIf you have your PDF file online just add the page number to the end of the link using the following syntax.
#page=[page number]  

Example:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ecso/downloads/publications/Manual/CADDManual2016/Files/6.7.16/CADDManual2016.pdf#page=119

 

Reference: Create a URL to open a PDF file at a specific page

Reference: Map 2.3 for MindManager has a feature to facilitate creating links to specific pages in a pdf.

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