To save a Word file as a PDF only needs the Adobe PDF print driver to “print” the file to a PDF document. But when Word files are printed to PDF format, hyperlinks and other reference points are lost. To convert Word files to PDF when retaining hyperlinks, the Word file must be published to PDF format. In order to do well with this task, a free “Save as PDF and XPS” add-on is accessible through Microsoft. When a Word 2007 file is published by applying the add-in, hyperlinks are retained in the PDF document.
Now, please follow the instructions below to learn how to convert Word to PDF hyperlinks.
Install the Save as PDF and XPS Add-on
1、Please click the Windows “Start” button and “All Programs.”
2、Click the Microsoft Office folder. After that, click the link for Microsoft Word 2007 to run the app.
3、Click the Microsoft Office button which is located at the top left of the Word interface. The context menu will come out
4、Click the “Save As” choice from the context menu.
5、Choose the “Find Add-Ins for Other File Formats” choice. A Windows Help interface will come out. The link to download and install the Save As PDF and XPS add-in will be contained on this page.
6、Click the “Install and apply the Save as PDF and XPS add-in from Microsoft” link.
7、Click the “Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS Add-in for 2007 Microsoft Office programs” link, and then click the “Download” button.
8、Click the “Save File” button and save the installation document to the desktop.
9、Double-click the installation document. If it is downloaded, please install the add-in.
11、Click the “OK” button while the “installation is Complete” dialog box comes out. Then, the add-in has been installed to the Word 2007 app.
Publish Word 2007 file as PDF with Hyperlinks
12、Right-click on the file including hyperlinks to publish to PDF format.
13、Click “Open With…” and then choose “Microsoft Word 2007″ from the menu.
14、Click the Microsoft Office button and then click “Save As.”
15、Choose the “PDF or XPS” option. The PDF interface will come out.
16、Click the Publish button to publish the file as a PDF and convert the Word hyperlinks to working hyperlinks in the PDF.
17、Check the PDF by running in a compatible PDF reader and clicking on a hyperlink.