Want to Convert word to PDF with hyperlinks. You can use many methods to convert Word document to PDF files. But many methods will not preserve hyperlinks. After converting word to PDF, you will see hyperlink but you can not click on that.
I have faced this situation when I converted my EBook from Word document to PDF file using Wondershare PDF element which is premium PDF editor software. It is the cheap and best alternative to the Adobe Acrobat reader. Even if I used premium software to convert my word document to PDF file, it did not preserve hyperlinks. I have also tried another premium PDF editor software Able2Extract with no luck.
But finally, I have discovered two free methods to Convert word to PDF with hyperlinks. Adobe Acrobat reader Pro will convert doc to PDF with hyperlinks. If you don’t want to spend money, the read this article.
Usually, you can convert word document to PDF from MS Word itself. Open Word document in MS Word. Go to Print -> Select Microsoft Print to PDF option at the printer Name -> Select OK. It will convert your Word document into PDF. But it will not preserve your word document hyperlinks in PDF file.
You will see hyperlinks, but they are not clickable. Now let us see how to convert word doc to PDF with clickable hyperlinks.
1.Using MS word Other formats option
Open your document with MS word.
Go to File -> Save As -> Other Formats.
Click drop down symbol at Save As Type. Select PDF(.pdf) -> select Save.
It will save your Word document as PDF file by preserving hyperlinks.
2.Using Foxit reader
Open your word document with MS word.
Select Foxit Reader PDF tab at the top. Make sure that Preserve Document Properties option is selected. Click Create PDF.
It will create your PDF file with the working links.
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I think the first method gives you quick solution without installing any other software. If the first method fails, then you can use the second method. If you need complete PDF editing features, it is better to go with Adobe Acrobat reader Pro. But it comes with the monthly subscription plans. So I recommend you Wondershare PDF element. It comes with the lifetime license. It may not compete with the adobe reader, but it is the best alternative to adobe reader.