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Retaining clickable web links

Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:39 pm

For years I have been looking for a PDF creator that will retain the web links when converting web pages. To be clear, I mean for example retain the clickable blue text as clickable blue text.

My guess is the software printer method can't do that because links are flattened (ie clickable blue text becomes non-clickable blue text). Is there a way this can be done? A browser extension perhaps?
 
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Re: Retaining clickable web links

Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:23 pm

PDF-XChange Standard (printer) includes an add-on for Internet Explorer that makes it possible to convert a web page to a PDF.
This goes via an additional toolbar. Via Options > Links (in that toolbar), you will find the option "Generate Links in Result PDF File".
https://www.tracker-software.com/produc ... e-standard

I have been searching for while for more information, but I can not immediately find it, except a topic in the printer forum:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=28298&p=110008#p110008

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Re: Retaining clickable web links

Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:26 pm

Edit: Willy beat me to it!

Yes - the printing driver has an IE add-in that would be able to do such a conversion.

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Re: Retaining clickable web links

Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:39 pm

Sorry Stefan to have beaten you. You know, my only goal is trying to be helpful.
:-)

Now that I am back on this topic, I still have the following question:

Why is there so little information about the PDF-XChange "Convert to PDF" add-in for Internet Explorer?
On the help page of PDF-XChange Standard, it is not even mentioned!
http://help.tracker-software.com/pdfxs6/

I guess that a lot of people are looking for a feature to retain hyperlinks while converting web pages to PDF.
A little bit more publicity for this would be welcome, don't you think so?

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Re: Retaining clickable web links

Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:20 pm

Hi Willy,

We totally agree - our documentation is undergoing a massive overhaul. In time this will be correctly documented, however, due to the declining use of this plug-in, it is considered to be a lower priority at this time - but not forgotten!

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