Tuesday tip: Create links to a paragraph in a PDF

Excerptor at workDEVONthink allows you to get a link to a selected page in a PDF document (Edit > Copy Page Link, hold ⇧Shift to show this open). Power user Chen Guo has created the open-source tool Excerptor that goes even further and  links directly to selected text. Once installed, select some text in a PDF and choose Excerptor from the Services menu. Then paste the created link wherever you like to use it, e.g. into a rich text document. See this animated GIF for how it works.

4 Responses to “Tuesday tip: Create links to a paragraph in a PDF”

  1. Charles says:

    Are you going to make this a basic feature?

    The ability to link to a section of a document is critical for using DTPO for qualitative analysis. For most of us, nVivo is an overkill but DTPO is not yet a viable alternative.

  2. eboehnisch says:

    @ Charles: We have many things on our table for future improvements and this is certainly on it.

  3. Bruno says:

    For now we can, at least, link to a specific page in the PDF inside DT. But linking to a paragraph would be great.

  4. J. Gary Ellison says:

    Yes, I would love to see this in Devonthink Pro. I came looking to see how it could be done. The SIMBL solution is not for me. Thanks for working on it!