Hyperlinks lost when convert .doc file to pdf

I have a word document, in this document I created some links that link to files in the same folder, when I view this document on the web site, the links work find. But when I converted this word document to PDF, the link text was shown in blue, but when I click on the link, nothing happened. Please help. Thanks.
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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
You need to open the PDF and go to Advanced, Links, Create Links from the URLs in this document.
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CochiseCountyAuthor Commented:
There is no way to create the links in Word file, then convert to PDF?
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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
No - once you convert it to PDF - you need to re-link them in Adobe.
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CochiseCountyAuthor Commented:
I found out some information and figured out how to make it work. IT IS NOT RIGHT that you have to relink them in Adobe.

To convert a Word document with hyperlinks to PDF, follow these steps:

1. Open the Word document in word
2. Go to AdobePDF menu, go to change conversion settings
3. Under Settings tap, CHECKED 'Add links to Adobe PDF' (Or just click Restore Defautls)
4. Click OK.
5. Go to AdobePDF menu, go to 'Convert to Adobe PDF'

This should work.

Some people have the habit to right click the Word document->Convert to PDF, this method will not work with the documents with hyperlinks. You have to open the Word file in Word first.

Hope this can help.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
There are two ways to convert .DOC files to PDF: You can either print to the "Adobe PDF" printer, or you can use the PDFMaker macro (the PDF button on Word's toolbar). When you use the print route, everything is converted to PostScript by the printer driver. A printer does of course not know anything about links, so the links are lost. When you use the PDFMaker, you will also use the PostScript driver in the first step, but in a second step the so created PostScript is "enhanced" by so called pdfmark commands that can represent links in a PostScript file. Distiller will convert these commands then in the last step to links in the PDF file.

So, depending on which way you chose to convert your file to PDF, you either end up with the links or not.

The right-click>"Convert to PDF" on the actual file in Explorer will also create links if you configured it to do so: In Acrobat select Edit>Preferences>Convert to PDF. Then select "MS Office" and hit the settings button. There is a checkbox for links on the dialog that comes up.
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CochiseCountyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your suggestion, but why do I need the points? What is it used for?
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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
Oh sorry - glad I learned something today.  Very helpful - and my apologies for any misinformation.
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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
I've read the suggestions over and over and still can't find that option in Acrobat - I've got 6.0 Professional.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
The current version of Acrobat is 7.0. If I'm not stating anything different, my answers refer to the current version of Acrobat.
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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
Well thank you.  I'll keep poking around then :)
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Dear JOrzech,

Not sure if you have got what you are looking for. If not, then may be I could help.

In Acrobat.
Edit --> Preferences --> Convert to PDF --> Microsoft Office --> [x] Add bookmarks and links to Adobe PDF file.

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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
OH!!!!   Thank you so much!  And no - I never did find it..... but thanks.  That will make life so much easier! :)
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x--Commented:
Well JOrzech,

:)

I assume that you are not interested in this discussion anymore.

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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
Well - I got my answer but did CochiseCounty?
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