Convert word with Hyperlinks (image)

Posted on 2011-10-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I'm using Word 2010 to convert a doc to pdf.  It has a dozen or so hyperlinks. When I use the "Save and Send" option under the file tab it creates a PDF with the hyperlinks intact for those that are text but not those that are images. What I mean is that if I have a hyperlink goto here... that works fine.

If however I have an image that I make into a hyperlink it works fine in Word but when it gets converted to PDF the image does not function as a hyperlink.

Question by:ccampbell15
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    by:Chris Millard
    I've just tried this in Office 2010, and it works OK.

    Rather than Save & Send, try the Save As PDF option, then open that PDF in your PDF viewer - does it work then?

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    If You Do "Save As" and select PDF (leave the default options) works fine.
    Next tyou can attach the file to the email.
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    Attached ar 2 files test.docx and test.pdf
    On page 2 is an image that is a hyperlink in word but does not work in pdf

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    by:Paul Sauvé

    Yup - I tried Save As PDF, the link in the image does not work, the rest do!

    I even added a new image, to no avail! I'm surprised.


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    Ah now I see - it's not hyperlinks, rather Bookmarks that are causing the problem.

    As it stands, this is currently a known issue in Word 2010. See here:-
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    Thanks for the link.  Guess I won't hold my breath waiting on Microsoft

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