I need to convert a word doc to PDF and retain the hyperlinks. The links all point to PDF documents in other folders. When I convert the word doc to PDF through word's 'save as' or PDF export, the links get update to web URL-like links that open the PDF document in a web browser. Is there a way to preserve the links so that they still open the PDFs in adobe and not a web browser?
Could you please let me know what version of Acrobat are you using.
In order to open the PDF links in Acrobat only (not web browser), you will need to change settings of link by choosing "Tools> Content Editing> Add or Edit Link" Now, right-click on that link and choose Properties from the context menu.
Then, select 'Open a file' option to choose the file that you want to open when clicking on that link.
Specify open preferences whether you wish to open the file in new window or existing one and save the PDF.
Try this way and let me know how it goes.