Edit a link

You can edit a link at any time. You can change its hotspot area or associated link action, delete or resize the link rectangle, or change the destination of the link. Changing the properties of an existing link affects only the currently selected link. If a link isn’t selected, the properties will apply to the next link you create.

You can change the properties of several links at once if you drag a rectangle to select them using the Link tool or the Select Object tool.

Move or resize a link rectangle

  1. Select the Link tool  or the Select Object tool , (Tools > Content > Select Object) and then move the pointer over the link rectangle so that the handles appear.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To move the link rectangle, drag it.

    • To resize the link rectangle, drag any corner point.

Change the appearance of a link

  1. Select the Link tool  and double-click the link rectangle.
  2. In the Appearance tab of the Link Properties dialog box, choose a color, line thickness, and line style for the link.
  3. Select a highlight style for when the link is selected:
    None
    Doesn’t change the appearance of the link.

    Invert
    Changes the link’s color to its opposite.

    Outline
    Changes the link’s outline color to its opposite.

    Inset
    Creates the appearance of an embossed rectangle.
    Note: The Link Type, Color, and Line Style options are not available if Invisible is selected for Appearance.

  4. Select Invisible Rectangle for Link Type if you don’t want users to see the link in the PDF. An invisible link is useful if the link is over an image.
  5. Select the Locked option if you want to prevent users from accidentally changing your settings.
  6. To test the link, select the Hand tool.
    Note: The link properties in the Create Link dialog box apply to all new links that you create until you change the properties. To reuse the appearance settings for a link, right-click the link whose properties you want to use as the default, and choose Use Current Appearance As New Default.

Edit a link action

  1. Select the Link tool  and double-click the link rectangle.
  2. In the Actions tab of the Link Properties dialog box, select the listed action you want to change, and click Edit.

Delete a link

  1. Select the Link tool  or the Select Object tool .
  2. Select the link rectangle you want to delete.
  3. Choose Edit > Delete, or press the Delete key.