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Internal Links in PDF

The converter automatically converts the HTML links with anchors found in the HTML document to internal links in PDF. This features can be used to easily create table of contents in the generated PDF document.

A HTML link with anchor consists in two HTML elements: a link defined with by a <a href="#target">Internal Link</a> tag and the target of the link defined by a <a name="target">Link Target</a> tag. When the HTML to PDF converter finds this construction it automatically generates an internal link in PDF from "Internal Link" to "Link Target".

The generation of internal links can be disabled using pdfConverter.InternalLinksEnabled = false;.

There are a few things to ensure in order to get the internal links correctly generated in the PDF document. When converting an URL to PDF the URL must be fully qualified. For example if a website MyWebsite has a Default.aspx page with internal links which is automatically served by the web server when the address http://MyWebsite is typed in the web browser address bar, then converting directly the http://MyWebsite url might not produce the correct internal links because the converter is unable to determine the web page automatically served by the web server. Instead, when converting http://MyWebsite/Default.aspx the internal links will always be correctly generated. The PdfConverter conversion methods have an additional parameter called InternalLinksDocUrl which allows you to specify the fully qualified URL referenced by the internal links before calling the converter method.

When converting a HTML string to PDF it is recommended to always pass the baseUrl and internalLinksDocUrl parameters to the method used to convert the HTML string to PDF.