Simple way to fix broken links in PDF after converted from Word 2007 or 2010
I’ve lived with this bug for quite a while, just now decided to write a short post about fixing the broken links and broken text problem after converting MS Word 2010 document to PDF. If you don’t experience this issue, then lucky you, if you’ve been noticing the issue, then read on as the fix is very simple. By the way, there’re all sorts of issues with Office 2010, another one is the printing issue with PowerPoint 2010.
The broken link issue
Apparently there is a bug or conflict between Office 2010 (and possibly 2007) and Adobe Acrobat Pro that creates this problem: if you print your Word doc into PDF or use the PDF icon on your MS Word toolbar to create PDF file, you’d likely see that most of your links are no longer working; only the email links (like email@example.com) and the URL links (like http://www.website.com) work, all other hyperlinks that you’ve used Insert Hyperlinks to add in (like Click here, or Learn more etc.) seem to disappear although they are still blue in color.
The broken text issues
Even worse, if you try dragging your mouse to select some text on the PDF, you’d notice the text seem to clump together which makes the selection impossible.