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Using Nitro Pro
I have been using the "Print to PDF" for Word 2016 documents. However, hyperlinks in Word 2016 documents are not preserved (have not tried other Office apps). This is the only issue I have come across with "Print to PDF". Pictures and text are fine.
"Convert links" and "Highly editable (with layout)" are checked in Nitro but hyperlinks are not preserved; they show as regular text (though blue and underlined).
Also, in "Support Tools"/"Advanced", the "Use intelligent PDF creation in the MS Word add-in" is checked (all checkboxes are checked).
Also, in "Support Tools"/"Advanced", in "PDF Creation" all Office products are checked.
The links in Word are created using bookmarks and Word is set to follow hyperlinks with "CTRL + click".

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Allain Umailin

Hello @TPop,

Thank you for reaching out to us through our Community Forums!

In order for me to further assist you with your concern, could you please update to using below links and see if that will help?:

x64-bit: http://install.nitropdf.com/professional_1108470/en/burn/nitro_pro11_ba_x64.msi 
x32-bit: http://install.nitropdf.com/professional_1108470/en/burn/nitro_pro11_ba_x86.msi

If you are not sure which to pick, this will help: http://kb.gonitro.com/knowledgebase#/search/64/000001874

If updating did not help, would it be possible sending me a private message and provide a sample Word document file you are working with to do some tests on our end?

Thank you very much in advance and I am looking forward to hearing back from you. 

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Thank you for the suggestion.

Downloaded, and installed, Pro 11 x64.

Same issue. When printing to PDF the hyperlinks are not preserved. Created a new document (nothing but 10 bookmarks) and printed this document using the newly updated Nitro 11. Hyperlinks were not preserved.

Send you the newly created files, docx & pdf.

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  • 7 months later...

My hyperlinks are also inactivated during the conversion to pdf when using Nitro Pro.  Urgently seeking solution.  Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Valerie Mattos

My word hyperlinks are preserved when I convert it to pdf in Nitro only if I do a 'save as' from word to pdf, but not when I 'print to pdf'.  I think the print to pdf is more of a reader-type form and doesn't preserve the hyperlinks that way.  Hope that helps.  

I am having a problem with preserving the hyperlinks when I 'replace' pages.  I have placeholders in my Word doc for figures and such.  After I convert the document to pdf in Nitro, and replace the hyperlinked placeholder, the links don't work anymore. So when I use Nitro I have to manually put them back in.  I do not have this problem using the 'replace' page technique in Adobe Pro.  I'm just wondering if there is a way in Nitro to preserve the links using the 'replace' page?  Thanks!  

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