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Adds a page link to the current open page.

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DynaPDF 7.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "DynaPDF.PageLink"; PDF; PosX; PosY; Width; Height; DestPage )   More


Parameter Description Example
PDF The PDF reference returned from DynaPDF.New. $pdf
PosX X-Coordinate of bounding rectangle 100
PosY Y-Coordinate of bounding rectangle 100
Width Width of bounding rectangle 100
Height Height of bounding rectangle 20
DestPage The destination page number. 5


Returns number or error.


Adds a page link to the current open page.
The parameter DestPage specifies the destination page which should be opened (the page number). The function does not check whether the destination page exists; it can be created later. If the destination page does not exist when the document is closed it will be set to the first page.
If the coordinate system is bottom-up the point PosX, PosY defines the lower left corner of the bounding rectangle. If the coordinate system is top-down it defines the upper left corner.
The border of the link annotation is drawn by using the current line width, stroke color and line dash pattern. If the link should appear without a border set the line width to zero beforehand (with DynaPDF.SetLineWidth).
When clicking on a link annotation the rectangle is highlighted, that is a simple visual effect. Several highlight modes are supported, see DynaPDF.SetLinkHighlightMode for further information.
The destination page is always opened at the top corner. More precise destinations can be created with the function DynaPDF.PageLinkEx. Page links can also be used to execute an action. The destination page is ignored in the latter case, the annotation works then like a button.
If the function succeeds the return value is the annotation handle, a value greater or equal zero. If the function fails the return value is an error message.

Use DynaPDF.WebLink for web links, DynaPDF.FileLink for file links, DynaPDF.PageLink or DynaPDF.PageLinkEx for page links and DynaPDF.FindText can help to find the location where to place the link.

See also PageLink function in DynaPDF manual.


Add various links to a page:

# import page
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.OpenPDFFromContainer"; $pdf; Add Page Numbers::Input)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.ImportPDFFile"; $pdf; 1)]

# edit first page
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.EditPage"; $pdf; 1)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; "Helvetica"; 0; 20)]
#Add web link
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.WriteFTextEx"; $PDF; 100; 100; 150; 20; "left"; "Go to MBS Blog" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.WebLink"; $PDF; 100; 80; 150; 20; "" )]
#Add page link
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.WriteFTextEx"; $PDF; 100; 150; 150; 20; "left"; "Jump to page 3" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.PageLink"; $PDF; 100; 130; 150; 20; 3)]
#Add page link with more options
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.WriteFTextEx"; $PDF; 100; 200; 200; 20; "left"; "Jump to Letter D Zoomed" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "DynaPDF.PageLinkEx"; $PDF; 100; 180; 200; 20; "FitRect"; 4; 60; 590; 135; 160)]
# Close page
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("DynaPDF.EndPage"; $pdf)]

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Created 18th December 2016, last changed 25th January 2024

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