MS Word Links Settings
A hyperlink is an active rectangular area – typically containing underlined text – that leads to another location in the document, to another document, or to a web site.
PDF Links can translate almost all Word document links to comparable PDF links like Table of Contents, Footnotes, Endnotes, Cross References, and Hyperlinks. Click the Links tab to specify conversion settings for links.
Footnote and Endnote Links
Select this option to convert Word’s footnotes and endnotes to PDF links. Footnotes appear at the base of the page containing the note. Endnotes appear at the end of the section or document.
Cross-document links let you access other Word documents. Select this option to convert Word’s cross-document links to PDF links, including a multi-document Table of Contents. Choose how the destination documents should be addressed:
- With their Full Path Name.
This will include the drive letter or volume name.
- With their Relative Path Name.
The path will be relative to the location of the original Word file. If PDF Links cannot find a relative path for a target document (e.g. if it is located on a different disk), the file name will be kept without the path information.
Note: With full path names, you cannot move the files without breaking the links.
Relative path names allow you to move whole document archives easily.
Always change target document extensions to *.pdf
If this option is checked, all target files of cross-document references will have the PDF file extension. For example, if you create a link to an Excel file named “market.xls”, PDF Links will change the name to “market.pdf” in the resulting PDF link. Check this option only if you want to distribute all your document archives in the PDF format.
Check this option to convert Internet URL addresses to PDF links automatically. This includes HTTP, HTTPS and WWW addresses. The link texts and the underlying URL addresses are transferred.
Cross Reference Links
These are jumps inside the current document. Select this option to have these converted to PDF links. If you deselect this, the link text remains with its formatting but has no active hyperlink.
Select a link rectangle type. The effects are as follows:
Color and Style
Choose a color for the link rectangles, and whether the border line should be solid or dashed.
Use this option to control the PDF viewer’s highlighting method when a user moves the cursor over links created by PDF Links. Select “None” for no highlighting, or “Outline,” “Invert,” or “Inset” to highlight the links.
The How to fit target page to window item presents the same options as the topic Magnification under Bookmarks.