Hyperlinks stop working after you save as a PDF in Office 2011

When you save one of the following Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 file types as a PDF, hyperlinks no longer work in the converted file:

  • Excel 2016 for Mac or Excel for Mac 2011 workbook
  • PowerPoint 2016 for Mac or PowerPoint for Mac 2011 presentation
  • Word 2016 for Mac or Word for Mac 2011 document
This issue occurs because metadata is not maintained during the conversion to the PDF format.
Microsoft is aware of this issue and may produce a solution in an upcoming product release or service pack.

Article ID: 2637026 - Last Review: 09/09/2015 21:21:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac, Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac, Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011, Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

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