Display page number and/or section of a link in a PDF

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Display page number and/or section of a link in a PDF

Unread postby Wesley Manning » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:49 pm

Help and Manual supports links in PDFs. For example "See some-link-text for more information." where some-link-text would be a link.

1. Is it possible to also have Help and Manual generate the page number of the link. Like this: "See some-link-text on page 23 for more information.
2. Is it possible for Help and Manual to generate the section? For example "See some-link-text in section 1.2.3 on page 23 for more information.

Above would help users who print out the manual. I looked through the application and the documentation but couldn't find anything.
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Re: Display page number and/or section of a link in a PDF

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:02 am

Hi Wesley

You can't generate a reference to the section but the page number is simple. You just need to activate the page referrers function in Configuration > Publishing > PDF > PDF Layout. The page numbers are inserted in a small icon that must always have exactly the same size (otherwise longer numbers might change the pagination). You can choose from a number of different icons. Hit the Help button in the PDF Layout section for more information.
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Re: Display page number and/or section of a link in a PDF

Unread postby Wesley Manning » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:18 pm

Thanks. I missed that. I tried out a few and they work as expected.
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