How to add a hyperlink to a PDF.

Learn how to add a hyperlink to any PDF in seconds.

The internet is a critical part of nearly everyone’s workday. From emails and websites to online banking and virtual coursework, it’s no wonder that plenty of information sharing takes place online.

For this reason, you may find you need to add a link to a PDF. Let’s dive into a couple of ways you can work with PDF hyperlinks.

A hyperlink in a PDF lets viewers travel outside your document: for example, to a different document that’s hosted online or to a website. Links also let viewers jump around inside a document. Here’s how to add hyperlinks to any PDF:

  1. Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Select Edit PDF from the toolbar.
  3. Choose Link > Add or Edit.

You’ll notice your mouse or cursor turns into a crosshair. Use the crosshairs to highlight the part of your document (images, text, and so on) that you want to add your link to.

When you want to add a hyperlink in a PDF, there are three different types to choose from:

If these link settings don’t work for you, choose Custom Link to explore more advanced options.

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat to add PDF hyperlinks.