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yjamous
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Converting Links and Comments

Post by yjamous » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:43 pm

Hi
I've an Excel sheet that contains URLs (Links) and Comments.
I want to know how can I make PDF Exchange convert the Links and Comments into PDF?
When I go to Excel and choose the option to print using PDF X-Change, I loose the URLs and Links


I am using:
1) Windows 10 64-bit
2) Office 365
3) PDF X-change Editor Plus (Version 7, Build 328.1)

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Re: Converting Links and Comments

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:46 pm

Hello yjamous,

When you got to "print" - excel prepares your file thinking that you will output it to a physical device - and links information does not have much meaning when printing to paper - so it gets stripped out and not passed to us at all.

The options are to either use the add-in that comes with our Standard printer (not part of an Editor license but included in the Pro bundle), or to try and directly drag and drop your Excel file over the Editor and see if that will convert your links as well!

Regards,
Stefan

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Re: Converting Links and Comments

Post by yjamous » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:02 pm

Thanks
The Links worked when I dragged and dropped. But the comments didn't seem to work!

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Re: Converting Links and Comments

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:30 pm

Hello yjamous,

Word comments work differently from PDF comments and unfortunately cannot be converted nicely. as such this function is not enabled for drag'n'drop operations. If you wish to enable this, you will need to use our word addin with PDF-XChange Standard, and Enable "Convert revision markups:
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As before, due to incompatibilities between the two formats, the comments are not ideal when converted, appearing as a series of shape objects, like so:
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Kind regards,
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