Changing Cross-document Links

When adding links to an InDesign CS4 document through a script, there does not appear to be a way of specifying that cross-document links in the exported PDF are to open in a separate window (when a link is clicked the file opens in the same window and closes the referring file).

The PDF format specifies three possibilities: open cross-document links in same window; open cross-document links in a new window; and honour the user preference set in Reader.  This dedicated utility lets you set the behaviour of all cross-document links in a PDF file. (What it does is find all dictionaries with a /S entry with value /GoToR and sets the /NewWindow entry to 'true' or 'false', or deletes it.)


1) The output file is created in the same folder as the source file and the filename  has "_adj" inserted before ".pdf".

2) If the file is linearized then the Linearization object will be lost.

3) The output file does not make use of cross-reference streams and object streams, even if the input file does.

4) Encrypted files retain their encryption.

Download the Change Cross-document Links utility here