Microsoft Edge cannot open links in pdf documents

Not reproducible Issue #8925819


Henk t.
Sep 15, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

We are sending mails with a newsletter in an attached PDF document to our clients. Links in these PDF-documents are working fine when they are opened by Adobe Reader or IE.
When opening the links in the Microsoft Edge PDF-viewer a next word to the link is added to that link, resulting in a non-working link.

See the attached PDF-file. Open it with Microsoft Edge and click on the link. The word “Toegang” will be added to the link and it will not work.

Can a MS expert reproduce this bug?


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Sebastian P.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Amit K.”

  • After receiving the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607) (OS Build 14393.222) the problem was solved.

    I can see that this issue #8925819 was assigned to Amit K.
    Unfortunately I got no further response. So I cannot see whether the problem was solved due to the intervention of Amit K.
    To whom I have to say thanks?

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To from “Amit K.” to “Manoj B.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Not reproducible”

  • Hello,

    Thank you for sharing your problem and solution. Please reopen this case if you have new information about this specific issue for us to investigate.

    Best Wishes,
    The MS Edge Team

  • I have this issue on Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 OS Build 10586.962.

  • I have this issue with URLs in footnotes (Windows 10 Pro, version 1709, Build 16299.371).

    The URL text is fine in the PDF - a copy and paste of the URL will work and it will open in Edge or other browser. However click on a link from Edge, and it will not open. The URL seems to be getting concatenated with the text in the next footnote. The result is the links will not open when clicked on because the wrong URL is being requested.

    E.g. I have a footnote like this
    1 HTTP://link-to-somewhere/
    2 HTTP://link-to-somewhere-else/

    Edge seems to be interpreting the URL in 1 as “HTTP://link-to-somewhere/ 2” so I get a 404 message from the webserver.

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