Copy links to FDP documents
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ibz  Identity Verified
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Mar 7, 2015

Hello,
This might be a silly question but this issue is driving crazy ...
I'm trying to copy a link to a pdf document into a Word document but I can only get the veeeery long address, not a nice short one (www.abce.pdf). I'm using Mac and Firefox. Any ideas how I can get a short link?
Thank you very much!
Irene


 

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Link to the link Mar 7, 2015

Select the word (group) you want to add a link to, click Menu | Insert | Hyperlink

Irene's%20hyperlink.png

Cheers,

Hans


 

Joakim Braun  Identity Verified
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Hyperlink context menu Mar 7, 2015

The URL is what it is. You can't change it without breaking it.

What you can do is change the visible text while keeping the URL.
In Word: Context menu->Hyperlink->Edit Hyperlink.

[Bearbeitet am 2015-03-07 10:37 GMT]


 

ibz  Identity Verified
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Thank you, but ... Mar 7, 2015

Thank you both for your answers!
Yes, this would certainly be possible for electronic documents, but what if the document is printed? The shortened link would lead nowhere ... I seem to remember that in older days (many, many years agoicon_wink.gif), it was possible to get short links to PDFs. There was an easy solution, but maybe it was abolished, who knows.


 

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Tiny? Mar 7, 2015

www.tinyurl.com

Hans


 

Rolf Keller
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There are such services, but ... Mar 7, 2015

ibz wrote:
it was possible to get short links to PDFs.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurz-URL-Dienst

BTW, I never click anonymous links. Regardless of whether they are in dubious mails, in ProZ or wherever else.


 

ibz  Identity Verified
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Paper documents Mar 7, 2015

Thank you all for your comments!

It seems that my problem can't be solved. It's quite easy to use hyperlinks as suggested by Hans, but obviously this only works for electronic documents.
But what happens if you want to publish a hard copy? Hm... You see my problem?


 

Viesturs Lacis  Identity Verified
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Are you talking about obfuscated links? Mar 7, 2015

... e.g. you are searching for something on Google, attempt to copy the location of a search result via context menu and it turns out to be an insanely long link (usually multiple rows of text) with many parameters attached by Google for tracking and/or logging purposes? I'm providing an example of such a link below.

www.google.lv/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url= [..]


If so, this Firefox addon is what you are looking for - after you install it, you will be able to copy and paste direct links to electronic resources (PDF files, MS Word documents etc.) without all the extra unnecessary stuff.


 


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