I have designed a solution to generate a document for each record with the values from the record by having button that will generate a PDF form of the record with selected fields and there values.

I have a question that is it possible to add button to the PDF rendered VF page where user can click it.

  • I am not sure about button, but I think it is possible for links -- developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=906F0000000950ZIAQ. Just ensure to put full URL
    – kurunve
    Feb 13, 2017 at 13:01
  • What should the button do? Can't use a link styled as button instead as @kurunve suggested?
    – mascot
    Feb 13, 2017 at 13:26
  • @mascot the button functionality is to send mail to the customer Feb 13, 2017 at 13:41
  • Your question is Can rendered VF page have buttons, now you are saying that you want to send email. Can you please explain your requirement in detail?
    – Saroj Bera
    Feb 13, 2017 at 13:50
  • @SamuelRobert you can make that link of course, but to make it working, you need to have authorized user into appropriate salesforce org. I can not even imagine any single scenario when I want to send an email from PDF
    – kurunve
    Feb 13, 2017 at 13:51

1 Answer 1


Yes, it is possible There is an example below, that shows couple of links (as link, as buttons and as custom URL field as link type)

    <apex:page standardController="Account" renderAs="pdf" 
               standardStylesheets="false" showHeader="false" 
               sidebar="false" applyBodyTag="false"  >
        <div class="button">
            <a href="https://google.com">Some custom link</a>
            <a href="https://google.com" 
               style="font: bold 11px Arial;text-decoration: none; 
                      background-color: #EEEEEE;color: #333333;padding: 2px 6px 2px 6px;
                      border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;border-right: 1px solid #333333;
                      border-bottom: 1px solid #333333; 
                      border-left: 1px solid #CCCCCC;">
                 Some link like a button
        <apex:detail subject="{!Account.Id}" relatedList="false" inlineEdit="false" showChatter="false"  />

If render as pdf, can result as pdf shown below: enter image description here

All the links are clickable (at least in google chrome preview) and lead to appropriate page.

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