Generate list of Hyperlinks in a pdf

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Generate list of Hyperlinks in a pdf

Post by KaraS » Mon May 18, 2020 4:59 pm

I don't have a lot of knowledge with Hyperlinks but my end goal is to find a way to report all hyperlinks that are in a PDF. I want to be able to see a list to be sure they are not going to any inappropriate sites. I'm using PitStop 2020. I see there is an action to "Remove all External Links" and "Remove all Metadata". I was hoping to modify one of these to locate the hyperlinks but not delete them. Would like a report or list of them instead. Looking for help on how to do this.

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Re: Generate list of Hyperlinks in a pdf

Post by abailescollins » Mon May 18, 2020 6:06 pm

This will find Hyperlinks and warn you that they exist. But I'm afraid it won't report the actual URL.

One thing to watch as well is that the hyperlinks have to be in the actual PDF for them to be found.
I recently saw a case regarding hyperlinks, and they only existed because Acrobat recognised the text string and made them hyperlinks.
Unless they are saved in the file those won't be found,
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