I'm creating a 20-page PDF from a PowerPoint file. In the source PowerPoint document, I've embedded internal cross references that DO initially carry over when the file is saved out as a PDF. However, whenever I rename the resulting PDF or move it to a new location, all of its internal cross references cease working. I can click on them, and they "flash" once, but they do not take me to a different page. I've been able to replicate the issue on other computers, both inside and outside my organization, and in both Mac and PC environments.
Is this something to do with relative vs. absolute links? Is the issue likely on Adobe's end? Or on PowerPoint's? Is there some setting I need to change somewhere?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts. I've spent hours trying to research and diagnose this problem, to no avail.
For what it's worth, here are some of the tech specs of my system:
- Acrobat v7.0
- PowerPoint 2007
- Windows XP
- To save the PowerPoint as a PDF, I'm selecting the Windows button from the upper-left corner, hovering over "Save as", selecting "PDF or XPS", selecting "PDF" as the file type, selecting my desktop (or other location) as the destination, and clicking "Publish".
Are they references to documents that are located some place, to bookmarks in the current PDF, or what? If it is to other documents, it could be the absolute versus relative links, but it is not clear what you are trying to do. As far as getting to the PDF, your selection is using the MS conversion, not the Adobe one. PDF Maker should give you the option of Save As Adobe PDF or use the create PDF button in the Acrobat tab. These are the Acrobat PDF Maker tools.
Thanks to both of you for weighing in.
In the underlying PowerPoint document, the links I've embedded all point to places within the same PowerPoint document. To make these links, I select the text or graphic element in PowerPoint, choose "Hyperlink", select "Place in This Document" and then choose the slide to which I want the hyperlink to point. The links work when I click them inside PowerPoint, and they work when I initially create a PDF, but they all "break" when I move or rename the PDF.
Bill, I just went into Acrobat and tried the "Create PDF" option under the File menu. Unfortunately, it's telling me that I'm missing PDFMaker files and cannot complete the PDF-creation process.
Acrobat 7 — PowerPoint 2007
Office 2007 applications are not supported by Acrobat 7's PDFMaker
See: http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/compatible-web-browsers-pdfmaker-app lications.html
MS "Mac Office" — Acrobat 7
Acrobat 7 supported Office X and Office 2004 only.
Scroll to the bottom of the link above.
You'll see that, with contemporary releases of Mac Office and Acrobat there is no PDFMaker support.
From what you've posted it appears you do not have compatible software combinations on either the Windows or the Mac boxes.
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