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Derek Read

Reply to: Cross-referencing between two books (with PDF output)

To begin testing this I would do the following:

1) Insert an xref into your topic that will link to the existing PDF file.
2) Change the attributes to:
  format = "pdf"
  href = "myfile.pdf#page=3"
  scope = "external"

3) Generate output to PDF.

Because the link is relative in this example both PDF files would need to be in the same folder (on the local machine or web server). If the PDF is at a different location you would obviously adjust that relative path, or perhaps (if it is on a different server) provide a full http://servername.com path.

As well, I think Adobe Reader by default gives a security warning for any links that take it to any other document (so your readers would also need to accept that annoyance).

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