Word 2016 for mac not manage hyperlink when .doc is converted into .pdf

Hi,

I'm using Word 2016 on Mac, but when I save a .pdf file from a .doc document it lost hyperlink.

In details, if I want to create an hyperlink starting to a simple word (ex: industry name) who take me to industry's website, saving .doc as .pdf will lost the hyperlink, but formatted word remain ad an hypertext.

How can I solve this issue?

Thanks.

 

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Last updated November 15, 2019 Views 38,643 Applies to:
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Actually, there is a way to generate PDF files including hyperlinks with Word 2016 for Mac :

1 - Insert hyperlinks in your document,

2 - Go to "Save as...", choose PDF and check the box "Best for electronic distribution and accessibility" instead of "Best for printing",

3 - Save. It will take a while as it uses Microsoft online services but then the generated PDF file includes hyperlinks!

Hope it will be useful to someone.

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Well, the folks at Microsoft have done some tweaking and adjustments and the feature is now active.
If you don’t have any Right-to-left input method (in Keyboards) or language (in Language & Region) active in the System Preferences, and you use a version of Word >15.23.1, then the options should now be visible when you use the Save As command and select PDF.

The file is processed through an online service and you get a Tagged PDF (with all forms of links active).
Make sure you select: Best for online distribution and accessibility
 Corentin


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