Re: Finding broken links in a PDF

2012-07-12 Thread David Spreadbury
Lin,
According to the Acrobat X Online Help:

Your search for broken link did not match any documents.




 From: Lin Sims ljsims...@gmail.com
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Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:50 AM
Subject: Finding broken links in a PDF
 
Has Adobe added a tool for finding broken links in a PDF yet? If so,
where is it? One of my coworkers is looking at a document that is
umpty-pages long with even umptier numbers of links. It just isn't
possible to find and click all of them to see if they all work, and
work as intended. As I recall, the lack of a tool like this has been a
long-standing issue with Acrobat, and I was kinda hoping they'd fixed
it by now.

(For reference, the files are structured FrameMaker being saved as PDF
from a book file created using Leximation's DITA-FMx plugin, and it's
Adobe Acrobat X.)

Thanks,

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RE: Finding broken links in a PDF

2012-07-12 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Lin,

I am using AutoBookmark Professional from Evermap (http://www.evermap.com)
to do this (among a lot of other things). The Professional version is $239,
but the Standard version may be sufficient ($189). Of course, link checking
should be built into the Acrobat product itself, but since it isn't, and
time is money, I have found this program very useful. The support is very
good, too. I have no stake in the product, I am just a satisfied customer.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thank you very
much.

Rick

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc.
585-283-5045
r...@frameexpert.com




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Subject: Finding broken links in a PDF

Has Adobe added a tool for finding broken links in a PDF yet? If so, where
is it? One of my coworkers is looking at a document that is umpty-pages long
with even umptier numbers of links. It just isn't possible to find and click
all of them to see if they all work, and work as intended. As I recall, the
lack of a tool like this has been a long-standing issue with Acrobat, and I
was kinda hoping they'd fixed it by now.

(For reference, the files are structured FrameMaker being saved as PDF from
a book file created using Leximation's DITA-FMx plugin, and it's Adobe
Acrobat X.)

Thanks,

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Re: Finding broken links in a PDF

2012-07-12 Thread Lin Sims
David,

Yeah, I was just hoping it was either more hidden than that or that
Adobe had produced an add-on. Botheration!

Rick,

You're the second recommendation I've seen for that product. I'll pass
the information along, but you know how some companies can get about
spending money. :-s

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM, David Spreadbury dspre...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Lin,
 According to the Acrobat X Online Help:

 Your search for broken link did not match any documents.

 
 From: Lin Sims ljsims...@gmail.com
 To: Frame Users framers@lists.frameusers.com
 Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:50 AM
 Subject: Finding broken links in a PDF

 Has Adobe added a tool for finding broken links in a PDF yet? If so,
 where is it? One of my coworkers is looking at a document that is
 umpty-pages long with even umptier numbers of links. It just isn't
 possible to find and click all of them to see if they all work, and
 work as intended. As I recall, the lack of a tool like this has been a
 long-standing issue with Acrobat, and I was kinda hoping they'd fixed
 it by now.

 (For reference, the files are structured FrameMaker being saved as PDF
 from a book file created using Leximation's DITA-FMx plugin, and it's
 Adobe Acrobat X.)

 Thanks,

 --
 Lin Sims
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Re: Finding broken links in a PDF

2012-07-12 Thread Jeremy H. Griffith
On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:50:41 -0400, Lin Sims ljsims...@gmail.com wrote:

Has Adobe added a tool for finding broken links in a PDF yet? If so,
where is it? One of my coworkers is looking at a document that is
umpty-pages long with even umptier numbers of links. It just isn't
possible to find and click all of them to see if they all work, and
work as intended. As I recall, the lack of a tool like this has been a
long-standing issue with Acrobat, and I was kinda hoping they'd fixed
it by now.

(For reference, the files are structured FrameMaker being saved as PDF
from a book file created using Leximation's DITA-FMx plugin, and it's
Adobe Acrobat X.)

Hi Lin!  Link checking is built in to Mif2Go for
HTML conversions; it produces an error report in
Frame that links to every error it finds.  See
the User's Guide, par. 5.1.5, Checking for broken 
links in HTML or XML output.  It doesn't matter
that the output in this case is PDF; just run an
HTML project using default settings, which takes
a minute or two, and check the report.

Since you don't need usable HTML output for this
to work, you can just use the free unlimited demo 
version.  Just one of the many free perks (like
runfm and Wash via MIF) we've built in to Mif2Go.

On the new Web site, http://mif2go.com, you need
to register first, then after activation you can
download.  Be sure and put something related to
Frame or Mif2Go in the bio field; that's how we
sort out real signups from the frequent spammer 
attempts.  We've had to exclude gmail and hotmail
addresses for the same reason...

HTH!

-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
  jer...@omsys.comhttp://mif2go.com/
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Re: Finding broken links in a PDF (An Update!)

2012-07-12 Thread Lin Sims
I think I've discovered (at least part of) the issue.

The links are actually there. What's happening is that instead of the
PDF hotspot covering the entirety of the text being wrapped in the
xref or fm-xref tag, it's forming as a little tiny spot to the left of
the visible text. I suspect this is the same thing that happens with
xrefs to table footnotes, although at the moment I'm not remembering
the why.

Tomorrow I'm going to take a look at the files this is happening in to
see if my coworkers are using the same elements in cases where it
works versus where it doesn't work, whether the attributes are
different, etc. I'm pretty new to structured Frame/DITA in general, so
digging into this ought to be fun. :)

HOWEVER!!! If anyone has already seen this issue and knows the cause
and a fix, feel free to let me know. I love to figure things out, but
I hate reinventing the wheel! (Meantime, off to Google!)


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Lin Sims ljsims...@gmail.com wrote:
 Has Adobe added a tool for finding broken links in a PDF yet? If so,
 where is it? One of my coworkers is looking at a document that is
 umpty-pages long with even umptier numbers of links. It just isn't
 possible to find and click all of them to see if they all work, and
 work as intended. As I recall, the lack of a tool like this has been a
 long-standing issue with Acrobat, and I was kinda hoping they'd fixed
 it by now.

 (For reference, the files are structured FrameMaker being saved as PDF
 from a book file created using Leximation's DITA-FMx plugin, and it's
 Adobe Acrobat X.)

 Thanks,

 --
 Lin Sims



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Re: Finding broken links in a PDF (An Update!)

2012-07-12 Thread Scott Prentice

Hi Lin...

Note that there are a few settings in DITA-FMx that enable hypertext in 
a PDF.


First, in the main DITA Options dialog, there's an Add Hypertext 
Markers to External Xrefs option. This is for xref/@scope=external 
xrefs .. links to URLs or content outside of the scope of the DITA 
files. You probably want this to be enabled.


Then, in the Book Build Settings dialog (button in the Options dialog), 
there's the Convert Xrefs/Links into Hyperlinks option. Also probably 
want this enabled. There's a difference between xrefs and fm-xrefs. 
Xrefs are DITA cross-refs that are just plain text links .. no 
formatting. If you want these to be clickable in a PDF, you must enable 
the option. Fm-xrefs are FrameMaker cross-refs which make use of 
FrameMaker's formatted references .. these will become clickable links 
in PDFs by default. Both are stored as xref elements in the underlying 
DITA file, but the fm-xrefs convert when open in FM.


You may want to use the dita-fmx-users Yahoo group for DITA-FMx related 
questions.


Cheers,

...scott

Scott Prentice
Leximation, Inc.
www.leximation.com
+1.415.485.1892



On 7/12/12 2:21 PM, Lin Sims wrote:

And, of course, as soon as I sent this I remembered: the hotspot works
up until the point in the text where you've added a character tag or
something that changes the format. Now, that's in unstructured, but
I'm wondering if they've wrapped the part where the link breaks in
another element or something. I shall be investigating more
tomorrow

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM, Lin Simsljsims...@gmail.com  wrote:

I think I've discovered (at least part of) the issue.

The links are actually there. What's happening is that instead of the
PDF hotspot covering the entirety of the text being wrapped in the
xref or fm-xref tag, it's forming as a little tiny spot to the left of
the visible text. I suspect this is the same thing that happens with
xrefs to table footnotes, although at the moment I'm not remembering
the why.

Tomorrow I'm going to take a look at the files this is happening in to
see if my coworkers are using the same elements in cases where it
works versus where it doesn't work, whether the attributes are
different, etc. I'm pretty new to structured Frame/DITA in general, so
digging into this ought to be fun. :)

HOWEVER!!! If anyone has already seen this issue and knows the cause
and a fix, feel free to let me know. I love to figure things out, but
I hate reinventing the wheel! (Meantime, off to Google!)


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Lin Simsljsims...@gmail.com  wrote:

Has Adobe added a tool for finding broken links in a PDF yet? If so,
where is it? One of my coworkers is looking at a document that is
umpty-pages long with even umptier numbers of links. It just isn't
possible to find and click all of them to see if they all work, and
work as intended. As I recall, the lack of a tool like this has been a
long-standing issue with Acrobat, and I was kinda hoping they'd fixed
it by now.

(For reference, the files are structured FrameMaker being saved as PDF
from a book file created using Leximation's DITA-FMx plugin, and it's
Adobe Acrobat X.)

Thanks,

--
Lin Sims



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Re: Finding broken links in a PDF

2012-07-12 Thread Robert Lauriston
A free option might be to set up DITA to generate Web help and use one
of the many free HTML link checkers.

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Lin Sims ljsims...@gmail.com wrote:
 Has Adobe added a tool for finding broken links in a PDF yet? If so,
 where is it? One of my coworkers is looking at a document that is
 umpty-pages long with even umptier numbers of links. It just isn't
 possible to find and click all of them to see if they all work, and
 work as intended. As I recall, the lack of a tool like this has been a
 long-standing issue with Acrobat, and I was kinda hoping they'd fixed
 it by now.

 (For reference, the files are structured FrameMaker being saved as PDF
 from a book file created using Leximation's DITA-FMx plugin, and it's
 Adobe Acrobat X.)
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