How to open a specific page of PDF document from Excel hyperlink?

When you link a cell to a PDF file, normally, you will go to the first page of the PDF file when you click to open the hyperlink. If you need to directly jump to a specific page of the PDF file by clicking the hyperlink, this article may do you a favor.

Open a specific page of PDF document from Excel hyperlink with VBA code


Open a specific page of PDF document from Excel hyperlink with VBA code

Please do with the following steps to finish this job:

1. Enter the file path, name and page number as a url in a cell that you want hyperlink from as this:

file:\\\C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\PDF file\Excel add-ins.pdf#page=10, see screenshot:

doc hyperlink to pdf page 1

Note: You should change the file path, name and page number to your need.

2. Then hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

3. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: link to a specific page of pdf file:

Sub linkpdfpage()
Worksheets("Sheet1").Activate
Shell ("C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe " + ActiveCell.Value)
End Sub

4. Then select the cell which locates the file path and name you have inserted, and press Run button to run this code, see screenshot:

doc hyperlink to pdf page 2

5. And then the specific page of the PDF file has been opened with the Internet Explorer, see screenshot:

doc hyperlink to pdf page 3


Demo: Open a specific page of PDF document from Excel hyperlink


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    Amit · 1 years ago
    How can i make this code portable?
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    Chayan · 2 years ago
    the macro is not in effect if the VB window is closed. Then clicking the link opens the pdf directly. What am i doing wrong?
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      sonihc · 2 years ago
      Same problem here. running the macro works great but in the excel dont
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        skyyang · 2 years ago
        Hello, Chayan,sonihc,
        Yes, you should open the specific page of the Pdf file by applying the VBA code, if you use this operation frequently, you can add a button to the Customize Quick Access Toolbar for this code.