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External Links in PDFs Not Functioning

Question asked by Della Gerometta on Jan 22, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2018 by Brenda Adrian


I have a bunch of PDF files that external have links in them for students to access while taking their course. The PDFs are in Canvas as "Files." The external links do not work, the learners have to copy/paste the urls (it's like the file is in a "viewer" in which the links don't function). I created a page and then added a link to the PDF file on the page, when the PDF opens, the external links do work (these were migrated courses from Blackboard, and the external links in the PDFs work fine in Blackboard), however, we don't want the students to have to download the PDFs or open in a new tab/window, we like they way adding them as "files" looks. Any idea why these links wouldn't be working on way, but they do work in the actual PDF?


Thank you!