How do I link to a PDF found on a search engine ?

Leifer

Senior Member
Simple question I suppose.
Example....
I search Google (on Firefox, Win7), and I see results listed as a PDF.
It seems cumbersome and not-the-correct-method to right-click on the result, "copy link location", and post that link.
The link then, begins with www.google......etc....

How do I link directly to the PDF source ?
......or should I copy /save the PDF, then add it as a file, to the thread ?
 

deirdre

Moderator
Staff member
Simple question I suppose.
Example....
I search Google (on Firefox, Win7), and I see results listed as a PDF.
It seems cumbersome and not-the-correct-method to right-click on the result, "copy link location", and post that link.
The link then, begins with www.google......etc....

How do I link directly to the PDF source ?
......or should I copy /save the PDF, then add it as a file, to the thread ?
some PDFs do have independent links when you open them. If not I think you would have to download the PDF. But personally I would like the google link if that is all that is available.
 

Hevach

Senior Member
If you have the Adobe PDF plugin installed in your browser (I know I routinely disable it), the actual URL of the file will be in the address bar when you link to it.

Other than that, in google, you'll notice every link has the actual URL in green text. For example, here's something that turned up high on the first page of a search for "PDF":

You can copy that second line.
 

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
After it has downloaded, click the download progress arrow, right click on the file, then "Copy Download Link"

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Also under Tools/Download
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Similarly in Chrome, under Window/Downloads
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