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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Exporting .ppt as .pdf and preserving links

I need to export a PowerPoint presentation as a PDF but after searching online it looks like, unless the text is the hyperlink itself, Microsoft strips linked text when converting a PowerPoint file to PDF.

I found a free online file conversion website that somehow preserves links, but it doesn't have a special font I use so the text in the PDF it outputted defaults to a standard font. Is there any way on my Mac I can export a PowerPoint 2011 presentation to PDF but preserve all hyperlinks?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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While I'd like to have something helpful to say here ...

I've gone through this several times, though not in the last 15 months, so perhaps it's changed. But for whatever reason Save as PDF does not preserve hyperlinks in Office products on a Mac. (I'd love to be shown wrong on this.). But I just tried it right now on Office 11 and Acrobat Pro X -- no go. I tried all sorts of approaches, including Distilling the PS, but nothing. As near as I can tell it's a 3-way pointing contest, with at least 2 parties having no interest in solving this.

It's the only reason I really keep Office 2010 (Win 7) around, where this works as expected.
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