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    Hyperlinks in Multiple Word docs -> Single PDF (Word 2003)

    Hi all,

    Re: Hyperlinks in Multiple Word docs -> Single PDF

    What is the best way these days to manage writing a very large Word document as multiple Word documents, where I create a single PDF.

    A criticle issue is how to make:

    (i) hyperlinks between the Word documents, and
    (ii) the hyperlinks are preserved when the single PDF is generated

    Each document's hyperlinks point to specific points *inside* other documents (and do not point to just a file path or web path of the other documents in network space).


    Thanks,

    - avi

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Multiple Word docs -> Single PDF

    This sounds like it should be simple but in reality it is not and here is the reason why.

    When creating the hyperlinks to a Word document from a different document, you get exactly that. When you then convert each document to separate PDFs (or merge them into one), then the best you could expect is to get hyperlinks that still point to the original Word documents. The computer software is not clever enough to know that you 'really' wanted some of the hyperlinks to change to point at a PDF that didn't exist at the time you created the links. Now I can see what you wanted to achieve but the software cannot be expected to guess what you are going to turn into a PDF and what that filename might be.

    Two previous threads might be useful to read and help you find a way that works for you.
    Convert Chapter Reference to Hyperlink Globally
    Preserving links from Word to PDF (Multiple Files)
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Hyperlinks in Multiple Word docs -> Single PDF

    Thanks!

    - avi

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