Embedding files in PDFs

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Embedding files in PDFs

You can automatically embed files referenced with file links into the PDF file when you export your project to PDF. This makes it possible to distribute additional files with your PDF document without having to use multiple files.

When the user clicks on the link the file will be displayed with the application with which it is associated in Windows. This works for most file types, including other PDF files, documents and images of all kinds and even executable EXE files.

1.In the Project Explorer go to Configuration > Publishing Options > Adobe PDF > PDF Layout and activate the option File links - embed linked files with the following extensions:.

2.Make sure that the files you want to link to are stored in one of the folders referenced in your Image Folders list in your project configuration settings. If you have many folder references place the files in one of the first few folders in the list.

3.Create your file links using the normal procedure.

When you publish your project the files referenced with file links will be physically embedded in the PDF file. You no longer need to distribute these files separately as they are now part of the PDF. This will increase the size of the PDF accordingly, of course.

See also:

Inserting file links