Export to PDF Office 2016 loses object hyperlinks
I've been using the Office 2016 export to PDF, both in PowerPoint and Word.
I'm using Office 2016 Pro 64bit on a Win7 pc and also on a Win 10 pc, and when I export to PDF I'm finding that hyperlinked text is retained but hyperlinked objects (shapes in this instance) lose their hyperlinks during the PDF process.
To prove this is a 2016 only issue, I then tried the export to PDF using a PC with Office 2013 and this produced the PDFs without losing any hyperlinks.
Has anyone else noticed this? Anyone found a workaround? Can this issue be fixed?
This issue has been fixed and pushed out to all Insiders (join the Office Insider program for free via https://products.office.com/en-us/office-insider).
For the rest of the subscribers, the fix may be deployed in another week. For the non-subscribers, the fix may be deployed via Windows Update in May.
Again, thank you for your feedback! Please keep voting on the other ideas.
02/02/2021: Still a problem with links on shapes (imagine you'd want a ... tun tun tunn.... button!). How on earth is this still a problem.
Same issue with PowerPoint 365 on Windows 10. Internal links get lost when converting to PDF (export as PDF). This is required for accessibility reasons. Some links work fine, some disappear. Any solutions?
This is happening to me too in pptx 2020, MacOS Catalina 10.15.5. Link from shape are lost when exported to PDF. Only the link in text still works. Those no filled shapes are all gone.
Vanessa Silvestre commented
This is happening to me in pptx 2020, Mac Catalina. Links from shapes are lost when exported to pdf.
Same problem here. I'm on a mac running Mojave and PPT 2016 external links on a picture will not hold when I export as a PDF. Links work fine on text but not on boxes in a pdf.
Derek Corcoran commented
I'm using Powerpoint 2016 on macOS Sierra and having the same issue with links from shapes not working in the PDF export files. Version 16.16 (180812). This would be very useful to get this working again.
Derek Corcoran commented
I'm using Powerpoint 2016 on macOS Sierra and having the same issue with links from shapes not working in the PDF. Version 16.16 (180812). This would be very useful to get this working again on
Which update fixes this for PowerPoint 2016 (non-subscription perpetual version)?
Which updates fixes this for the non-subscription perpetual version of PowerPoint 2016?
Henk K commented
The issue fix does not work for me (or does not work anymore after subsequent updates)
yes hyperlinking text works fine, but for example, if you use PowerPoint shapes to create a navigation flowchart and hyperlink the shapes (NOT the text), the hyperlinks on the shapes are lost. This is not the case in PowerPoint 2013, both text and shape hyperlinks are retained on PDFing in 2013.
Luc Debois commented
I put all hyperlinks with explanatory text in the notes parts. If I export the document to a pdf file, the hyperlinks are working without any problem ...