When converting a compatible document to the PDF format using Adobe Acrobat, hyperlinks should be automatically maintained under the program’s default settings. If hyperlinks are lost during conversion, solving the problem is typically as easy as changing this program setting. If you’re creating a new document, or converting a non-compatible file into a PDF, you’ll need to manually create the hyperlink in the new PDF file.
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Open Adobe Acrobat.
Click on “Edit” in the top toolbar, and then select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. A new window will pop open.
Click “Convert to PDF” in the option list that appears in the left-hand navigation pane of the new window.
Locate and click the name of the program, such as Microsoft Word, that created the document you’d like to convert into a PDF. Click “Edit Settings.” A new window will pop open.
Place a check mark in the box labelled “Add links to Adobe PDF file,” then click “OK.”
Close all settings windows to complete this process.
Open Adobe Acrobat.
Open the file you would like to include hyperlinks in by clicking “File” and then “Open” in Acrobat’s top toolbar.
Locate the text or image you would like to make a hyperlink. If an image, click the image; if text, highlight the text. In order to highlight text, place your cursor on the left edge of the text and click the left mouse button. While holding down the left mouse button, drag the cursor to the right edge of the text. Release the left mouse button.
Move your cursor anywhere over the highlighted text, and then click the right mouse button. Select “Create link” from the menu that pops open. A new window will appear.
Select the style settings for your link as desired. To make your hyperlink go to a website, click the button labelled “Open a webpage.” Click “Next.”
Type or paste the web address of the desired link into the text field labelled “Enter a URL for this link,” and then click “OK.”
Close all setting windows to complete the process.
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