How to insert internal links in PDF files

Jani / Tips and tutorials / October 16th, 2012

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UPDATE: Now you can use FlipSnack’s links and buttons editor to add internal links in your flipbooks or magazines directly.

It’s time to explain you how to make a PDF with internal links – references to other sections of the same document. This is something you can do in many programs, but today I’ll only show you how to do it with inDesign and Word.


1. From the View menu, select Extras and click Show Hyperlinks to open the hyperlink panel.
2. Select the object or text you want to use as the anchor for the hyperlink
3. Click New Hyperlink from the hyperlinks panel and select Page from the Link To menu. Type the page you want to link to in the Page section, then select Fixed for the Zoom Setting.
4. Click OK to finish.


1. Select the text or item you want to link to.
2. On the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Bookmark and type a name for your bookmark. Click Add.
3. Select the text or object that you want to display as the hyperlink. Right-click and select Hyperlink Link button on the shortcut menu.
4. Under Link to, click Place in This Document and in the list, select the bookmark that you want to link to.
5. Export your document as PDF. Go to File – Save as – Adobe PDF
Now that you have your PDF with hyperlinks, upload it on FlipSnack and make a beautiful flipbook!


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