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Links in PDF

aXmag auto-detects links in PDF files and will convert the links into the publication. Please let links manually added in PDF to make sure that these links can be preserved in conversion.
You can test links with:
1. Free online conversion (suggested) / VIP online conversion service
2. Desktop converter (PC version and Mac version)
After conversion, please click on the links to see if they are activated. If any issue, feel free to contact us.

  • Internal links (Works offline and online)

Internal links, such as links in a Table of Contents in a PDF file and other links in the PDF to jump from page to page, can be detected and created into the output publication. The links should have been created and accessible in the PDF before it is converted.
If in any case, there is no table of contents created in the PDF file, you can also manually add a table of contents button to show the readers the table of contents in the converted file. More information here.
Other text links cannot be manually added after conversion. Please be sure that all the links have been manually added before conversion.

  • External links (Always works online)

aXmag automatically preserves hyperlinks in conversion, such as 'http' and 'https' links. Please be sure that all the links have been manually added before conversion.
For free online conversion users, you can upload the PDF to axmag website to test links directly:
For desktop users, the hyperlinks are not activated locally due to Adobe Flash Player Security settings but we guarantee that they'll work on a web server. You can upload the converted files to your website to test links online (suggested), or:

  • Test hyperlinks locally

After conversion, you can directly view the conversion result using the "View It" button. In this case, all links are activated:

When files are sent out, in order to make the links activated, you can:

Method 1 (suggested):

As hyperlinks are not activated locally (please note, internal links which can jump from page to page are always active), if you need readers to click on the http hyperlinks locally and go to your website, you need to copy the FlashEXEShell.exe in the installation folder of the converter and paste it into the converted files folder. Then the reader can open the FlashEXEShell.exe and view the publication. At this moment, links are all activated using the viewer.

read locally

Method 2:

In the latest version of aXmag converter, we are using Adobe Flash Player 10 as the default viewer of the output publication. Due to Adobe Security, all the attempts to access web pages through SWF files locally are blocked. You must explicitly manually add the directory that contains index.html in Global Flash Player Trust directory and you can test the links locally.

The Global Flash Player Trust directory in the following location, which requires administrator access:
Windows XP, Vista and Win7: system\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerTrust (for example, C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerTrust on a default Windows XP installation)
Please open the directly, open Notepad and right download the directory that contains index.html and save the file as CFG file.

For example:
You've just converted an PDF into online digital magazine in your Vista, and the converted files are saved in C:\Documents and Settings\aXmag\testPDF\
Open Notepad, write down this folder 'C:\Documents and Settings\aXmag\testPDF\' and save it as testPDF.cfg in 'C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerTrust'
Change the file extension to '.cfg'
Open the index.html file locally and now the links are accessible now.


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