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Title: Link to a file or directory
Post by: etamine on August 13, 2013, 07:19:27 pm
Dear all,

I use Scribus since a couple of days to create a kind of newspaper to explain the work a team to the rest of the company. I want it to be on a PDF format an to contains links to files and directories located on the company's server.

It seems not to be possible and I only managed to link to other pdf (external link) or web pages (URL). I don't want to let it down because I know that "Word 2010" with "Foxit Reader" are able to do it and I hope it can also be with Scribus.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Ewen
Title: Re: Link to a file or directory
Post by: leaf on August 13, 2013, 07:51:48 pm
Tutorials there are here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9jU_bCMY8Y
or
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Adding_Hyperlinks_to_your_Scribus_PDF_document

so in window (web links) paste your destination (for example C:/Documents and Settings/User/file.doc), on my local computer it works, foxit reader can open image or text files.
Title: Re: Link to a file or directory
Post by: etamine on August 14, 2013, 11:16:35 am
Thank you leaf for your answer. I've already tried to use the "URL" annotation to write a path to my computer or to the server but it doesn't work. When I try to link to a directory, an internet explorer page opens, showing the newspaper (pdf)...
I don't understand why it doesn't work and what is happening.

Ewen
Title: Re: Link to a file or directory
Post by: leaf on August 14, 2013, 12:07:20 pm
Check these files, they working for me
set the path C:/Documents and Settings/User/Desktop/anydoc.txt
On Desktop paste anydoc.txt, and Foxit Reader can open this file after click link in pdf.
Title: Re: Link to a file or directory
Post by: etamine on August 14, 2013, 12:46:00 pm
I did the test but it's not working. Nevertheless I could have found a reason.
The "anydoc/txt" was placed to the root "C:\" and I changed the link in scribus. Foxit Reader gives an error message, you can see attached. The path is stranged and I think it combines the document path and the link path.

How can I change that ?

Ewen
Title: Re: Link to a file or directory
Post by: leaf on August 14, 2013, 02:41:16 pm
On screen I can see only a warning. Click Allow...
But I don't know why You have 2 path together, maybe in Scribus there are 2 paths too?. I have only one in my Scribus document.

Title: Re: Link to a file or directory
Post by: etamine on August 14, 2013, 03:32:58 pm
If I click "Allow", the path is wrong and notihing happens. Do you know why is it using a relative path ? Is there a paremeter wich define the use of relative paths for links ?

Ewen
Title: Re: Link to a file or directory
Post by: leaf on August 14, 2013, 05:40:27 pm
I don't know, I suppose that is any error in your path. Have You inserted it manually? I got a similar bad result when I cut first element from link.
I suggests install free program PDF-XChange Viewer where You can edit bad links and save as pdf documents with good links.
Regards
Title: Re: Link to a file or directory
Post by: etamine on August 14, 2013, 06:42:38 pm
Thank you, I'm gonna do the links with PDF-Xchange. It seams to work well.

Ewen