Web link fails in Office 2010 powerpoint file

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BobM
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Web link fails in Office 2010 powerpoint file

Post by BobM » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:17 am

When converting a word to a hyperlink in an Office 2010 powerpoint presentation then using the MS Office addin to create a pdf, the link in the resultant file does not function. "Internet links" in the PDFXchange4 settings is checked. (See attachments).

What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Web link fails in Office 2010 powerpoint file

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:28 am

Hello Bob,

I've seen such a case before, and after some investigation it turned out that due to some limitations in what we can access in Powerpoint we can not convert links that are assigned to the actual text inside a box. Please try adding the hyperlink to the whole text box - and this will be converted correctly.

I have attached a copy of your file with the link updated to be on the box and not the text inside it, and the resulting PDF.

Best,
Stefan
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Re: Web link fails in Office 2010 powerpoint file

Post by BobM » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:58 am

Stefan,

Thanks for the workaround but its not really an acceptable solution:
a) In this instance, although the link works, it's not automatically coloured blue, so the reader won't realise its linked
b) For text boxes that require multiple hyperlinks, this solution doesn't work
c) Powerpoint's inbuilt pdf utility correctly parses the link

Is the problem likely to be fixed in a future revision of the addin?

Have you experienced the issue in Word 2010 or Excel 2010?

Bob

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Re: Web link fails in Office 2010 powerpoint file

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:53 pm

Hello Bob,

Actually - this problem has been fixed in build 201. I see that your sample was created with build 199.
Please update to build 201 and try again - and it should work!

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Stefan

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