This tutorial shows how to add links and sticky notes to a given PDF file, which can be used from within FSI Pages for linking to article descriptions in an onlineshop, after the PDF was converted to high resolution TIF images with FSI Pages Converter

The Link

First you need to enable the “Advanced Editing” toolbar, to do so, please activate it in the “View” menu, choosing the submenu “Toolbars”. Next choose the link icon in the new toolbar and drag an rectangular at the position you want the link to appear. When releasing the mouse button, the “Create Link” window appears:

Please note the “Link action” is set to “Open a web page”. Click on “Next” and the “Edit URL” window appears:

Here you enter the product ID only, without any further data. The product ID you enter here will get opened later when clicking the link in FSI Pages and can be wrapped within the parameters “DefaultLinkPrefix” and “DefaultLinkSuffix” for maximum flexibility.
After clicking the “OK” button the link is set. Now FSI Pages Converter can extract that link for FSI Pages to display it. Next step is to add a sticky note to the PDF file, that will be used as the tooltip text to display, when hovering your mouse over the link in FSI Pages. If you rather like to use external CSV data, please refer to the tutorial Formatting CSV data and enabling search.

The Sticky Note

To activate the sticky note tool, select it from the “Comments” menu or enable the toolbar from the same menu as described above. Once the tool is activated, add a stickynote to the PDF.
The text you enter in the note can be used for the tooltip text in FSI Pages, if you enable the “Use Comments” option in the FSI Pages Converter “Links” tab.

Please note, that the sticky note has to be placed over the link shape for FSI Pages Converter to detect it.