If you right-click on the link and choose "Open URL…" on contextual menu, i assume it is working ?
at the risk of sounding like a broken record.
The reason Preview is called Preview is that is what it is - a preview application.
What it is NOT is a standards compliant PDF reader application. It only does part of the job, which is apparently enough for most people's use case - but there is a long list of key technologies not supported.
Answer A: Use a proper reader.
Also you can do url shortening with FMP URLs if it does not fit onto one line
I am very curious here. Is it possible for you to include a little demo PDF.
Adobe Reader (and I tested PDF-Xchange Viewer) have preference that allow URL text behave as link.
on my test on Windows, only
on Xchange viewer succeeded.
(hostname or $ or %24 failed)
Confirmed here !
Know that doesn't help but sounds like it is not new : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/146565?start=0&tstart=0 Less alone...
I personnally do not use any Adobe products by default (for instance in Get Info for PDF files) because i do not like their design at all, but sounds like jrenfrew is right here.
I am wondering what happens if you configure the PDF file to be opened by Adobe Reader (Get Info ) and then send it to your customers ? Does Adobe Reader open by default if installed there ?
If you use MBS Plugin with DynaPDF functions, you could load the PDF, edit a page and add the link. You'd need to specify the rectangle for the area and the URL. Than you can close page and save PDF back.
Is there function to get the area in the PDF (specifying URL to find) made from FM?
The same is true, simple and quicker with iText (and cheaper)
But neither will solve the OP issue, which is why I haven't mentioned it.
NEITHER of the above methods to add a link exactly where you desire, will allow it to open the fmp in Preview.
The link is already there once the original PDF is create from FMP
Not without external help. I can get you back the link and its location from the PDF. What are you thinking though?
Thanks for all the comments.
John - I just think it's weird that every other built in app on OS X supports it, and automatically parses the link. What is also odd is that it recognizes that I wanted it to be a link, but won't resolve it or push it to the OS, which will recognize the handler. Which is what it looks like Mail.app and the other OS X apps appear to do.
Fred - Web URLs indeed work fine. Links to either Files or FMP urls do not.
Carsten - All I did was throw the url into a data field and "Save as PDF".
I haven't done much with shortening the fmp urls...how would that work? Or are you talking about setting up a redirect on the web server?
I tested an FMP URL on their site and it says it's not a valid URL. Does the API return a short link? I guess I'll go test that.
Sadly, Bit.ly just returns an "Invalid URL" error with fmp urls.
I personally use bitly as it has a nice api (free)
Insert From URL
"https://api-ssl.bitly.com/v3/shorten?access_token=MYTOKENHERE&longUrl=" & TABLE::URLfield & "&format=txt"