Word 2008 not saving links in PDF files...

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  1. toxicquack macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys.

    Hope you can help. I have been trying to figure this one out myself but I am really stumped. I have a word 2008 file which contains some links. When I save the document as a PDF file the links do not work (they are not clickable). I have read online about this but I have yet to find a solution which causes the links to become clickable and function properly.

    Any and all help is welcome :)
     
  2. MisterMe, Jul 30, 2009
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    In which app(s) are the PDF links not clickable?
     
  3. toxicquack thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. toxicquack, Jul 31, 2009
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    toxicquack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    EDIT: Also, Adobe Reader.
     
  5. testcard macrumors 68020

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    I suspect you need to use Adobe Acrobat rather than just Reader.
     
  6. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    Word 2008 uses the OS-supplied print-to-PDF functionality, which doesn't support hyperlinks in text. (Many people don't notice this because most PDF readers, including Preview, automatically turn anything beginning with http:// or www into hyperlinks.) To get hyperlinks to work, you need to use the full version of Adobe Acrobat to create the PDF instead of the OS's print-to-PDF functionality.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     

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