Article ID: 1639 - Last Modified: May 29, 2013
When I click a link in one of the manuals, nothing happens. What is the problem?
One possible reason is that your PDF viewer might not support hyperlinks between documents. The PDF viewer in Chrome is one of these; old versions of Evince on Linux is another example. You should try another PDF viewer, or a different browser, if you are opening the PDF document via a browser.
Another possible reason is that the PDF file was opened from your browser in an independent application, rather than a plug-in. In this case, the PDF document you opened is a copy, and the independent application has no information about where the original was, so it can't follow the hyperlinks to other documents. The workaround is to open the PDF file directly in your PDF viewer: for example, you can open the main documentation index, Manuals_Index.pdf, which is in the
docs directory of your installation.
A third possibility is that you may be using a PDF viewer that has bugs that prevent it from following links, such as Adobe Reader on Linux.
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