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Do they contain the full URL for the link (example: http://www.mylink.com) or are these hyperlinks you are talking about?
If hyperlinks, printing to the PDF printer removes that information although I'm not sure whether you are even using the Adobe PDF printer. You don't give nearly enough details.
If they start with httP:// and they don't work, check your reader preferences for a check box that says "Create links from URL's".
I am including the full URL with the http:// protocol in front of it and I have verified that my links are well written.
To create the pdf I invoke File > Print from Apple Keynote 4 (Mac OS 10.4.11) and I select the Adobe PDF 8.0 printer.
I did check that the Create Links from URL's checkbox is checked in my Acrobat preferences.
I have tried everything I could think of on this one (couple of hours), but with no luck.
Any further suggestions?
No sorry. It should recognize the URL's if made properly.
I'm not familiar with Keynote. Is it possible it's converting the text to a graphic?
Could you place a sample PDF on the web somewhere and supply us a link?
Keynote is Apple's equivalent to Powerpoint. Nope, it is not saving the text as Graphics.
Here is a link to my pdf file:
The text highlighted in blue should be hyperlinks
They don't start with http. They are regular text like "shown in the
Automatic generation of hyperlinks only happens when the text on the
page, the text you see, starts http.
In all other cases, it needs the program you use to be smart and make
the hyperlinks itself, which doesn't seem to be the case here. Just
printing to Adobe PDF _never_ makes hyperlinks.
Yes. A proper link would begin with http://
Thanks for shedding light on this one. Your are correct that adding the http:// and the full url in the text makes it work.
What confused me is that when I produce a pdf from Keynote and its Export command it exports a pdf file with Quartz PDFContext and the resulting file does make the hyperlinks work even if the url is not present in the text in the pdf. You can see that pdf at:
Like you suggest, the Quartz PDFcontext must be "smart" enough to create the hyperlinks.
I would just like not to have the url appearing in the text as it makes it much longer because some of my hyperlinks are very long. But if the only way I can get them to work is to include the full url, I will do it.
Keynote not is an apple product and neither Adobe nor Apple supports
converting links in keynote to pdf. If you are using Acrobat to create
pdfs, then the Acrobat application can create links manually. If you are
using Apple's PDF technology you are so out of luck.