Edit a link

You can control what links look like, including what color they are when visible, as well as how the link will appear when clicked on. If you need to you can also lock your links so each link keeps its position and properties.

If you have created a set of links in a PDF and they need to be precisely laid out-for example, when you’ve added navigation links in the header or footer of a page-use the link aligning tools in the Link Tools context ribbon.

To edit the appearance of links in PDF documents:

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Navigation group, click the down arrow below Link and then click Edit Links
  2. Right-click on the link you want to edit and click Properties
  3. On the Appearance tab, click the options you would like to change

Tip: To edit the appearance of more than one link, hold down Ctrl and left-click each link to select them

To set the default link style:

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Navigation group, click the down arrow below Link and then click Edit Links
  2. Right-click on a link that uses the style you would like to make the default, and then click Use Current Appearance as Default

To align, resize, and reposition links:

  1. If you have created a set of links in a PDF and they need to be precisely laid out-for example, when you’ve added navigation links in the header or footer of a page-use the link aligning tools
  2. On the Page Layout tab, in the Navigation group, click the down arrow below Link and then click Edit Links
  3. Hold down Ctrl and click on each link you would like to reposition
  4. Right-click and choose from the Align, Center, Distribute, and Size options

Note: To use the Align, Center, Distribute and Size options you must select at least two links

To lock and unlock the position and properties of links:

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Navigation group, click the down arrow below Link and then click Edit Links
  2. Right-click on the link and select Properties
  3. Click the Locked option
  4. Click Close

To delete links:

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Navigation group, click the down arrow below Link and then click Edit Links
  2. Left-click on the link to select it
  3. Do either of the following:
    • Press the Delete key on your keyboard
    • Right-click on the link, click Edit and then Delete