AutoPrice PDF Exporter Module

Automatically export PDF files with customized hyperlinks

If you are creating PDF versions of your Adobe InDesign catalog pages, and you need to embed hyperlinks for product information in those PDF files, then the Meadows PDF Exporter module is for you.

The PDF Exporter module works by scanning documents for existing AutoPrice placeholders, styling them, and then converting them into hyperlinks as the document is exported into a PDF file. The final, exported PDF file will contain a styled hyperlink everywhere a special AutoPrice placeholder exists. This file is now ready to be distributed as a part of an online catalog, or uploaded to your favorite catalog page turning application.

If you are an existing AutoPrice customer, then the setup for PDF Exporter takes only a few minutes. For each Variable Link that you wish to convert into a PDF hyperlink, you simply specify the full URL to use as a part of the Variable Link definition. For the URL that you enter, PDF Exporter supports a large list of replaceable parameters, which are swapped with actual data at the time of the export. This allows the URL you entered to be customized on-the-fly during the PDF export process, and PDF Exporter will automatically apply that URL with replaceable parameters globally, to every AutoPrice link in every page of your catalog that use the same Variable Link name. No manual entry required!

Every Variable Link definition can have it's own URL, which allows you to set up special purpose links. For example, if you want to apply the links only to a certain portion of your catalog page (such as to the Part Numbers in the catalog), then you can easily create a separate Database Definition specifically for exporting PDF pages. This way, you will have one DDF for exporting PDF's, and a separate DDF for importing pricing and other information with AutoPrice.

For advanced users, PDF Exporter also supports the embedding of other Variable Links within the URL, and provides an option to read the full URL from any external database field. This design provides the ultimate in flexibility.
Not already an AutoPrice user? No problem! We can set you up with a PDF Exporter version that will work with any InDesign catalog page. Just give us a call.


  • Automatically converts AutoPrice placeholders into PDF hyperlinks

  • No manual entry - URL's for hyperlinks can be shared across all documents

  • Robust set of replaceable parameters that can be embedded in any URL

  • Option to uniquely style each link during the export process

  • Supports both URL hyperlinks and relative document hyperlinks

  • Hyperlink URL's can also be imported from any external database field

  • Full batch processing available - create hundreds of PDF files in one session

  • Ideal for PDF catalogs, or embedding links for online page turning catalogs

Try it Out!

To request a trial code for the PDF Exporter module, or if you have any questions, please email the Meadows sales team at