Originally posted by: leo_leo
You can try the following :
1)Try on a new PPT rather than coming fro PPTX to PPT
2)Insert hyperlink after presentation(PPTX) has been saved as PPT
3)Select those hyperlinks in PPT in Powerpoint and right click and select Edit hyperlink and click OK in that window and then publish .
Note that Support is wrong. Embedded links to HTTP address (URLs) or pages within the same 'stack' do work, at least in my (and others') experience.
Once issue may be if you're running the published presentation locally, watch for the Flash Player security warning/dialog...you may have to 'Allow' it for the hyperlinks to work... Otherwise, I defer to the other suggestions here for workarounds.
Yes, Support did get back to me and gave me instructions for changing the security setting on Flash. Following are the steps:
After doing these steps my hyperlinks worked after publication.