Keeping hyperlinks when saving Word docs as PDF
August 5, 2010 11:26 AM   Subscribe

Losing my hyperlinks when I save Word 2007 documents as PDF.

I'd like to save my word documents (with hyperlinks) as a PDF and keep the hyperlinks still active. At this moment, I save the Word as PDF and the words *look* like they are hyperlinked, but they are not.

I'm sure there's a ridiculously simple way to do this. What is it?
posted by Dukat to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I'm sure there's a ridiculously simple way to do this. What is it?

Open your document in Open Office. Export PDF.
posted by unixrat at 11:29 AM on August 5, 2010

Are you using the Save As menu, or are you printing to PDF? If you Save As a PDF, you should be able to click on hyperlinks from Word 2007 to Adobe Acrobat.
posted by xingcat at 11:48 AM on August 5, 2010

  • Go to Adobe PDF -> Change Conversion Settings...
  • When Acrobat PDFMaker dialog appears, go to the first tab "Settings"
  • Under Application Settings, check the box that says "Add links to Adobe PDF"
  • Click OK and try it


  • posted by koeselitz at 11:50 AM on August 5, 2010

    Response by poster: unixrat's suggestion about Open Office worked.

    Xingcat, I was saving it as a PDF but was somehow unable to keep my hyperlinks

    koeselitz, your suggestion also worked.
    posted by Dukat at 11:54 AM on August 5, 2010

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