Links from Word

A hyperlink is an active rectangular area, typically containing underlined text, that leads to another location within a document, to another document, or to a web site.

PDF Links can translate almost all Word document links to comparable PDF links, including Tables of Contents, Footnotes, Endnotes, Cross References, and Hyperlinks.

Creation Settings icon

Click the Creation Settings button in the Kofax PDF ribbon or use the corresponding menu item to open the Kofax PDF Settings for Word dialog box.

The Links tab includes the following options.

Generate Bookmarks, Links, Comments, Tags in resulting PDF file
Select this check box to have changed settings applied to future conversions.
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
Cross-document links let you access other Word documents. Select this option to convert cross-document links in Word to PDF links, including a multi-document Table of Contents.
Address Target Document With
In this list select how the destination documents should be addressed.
Full Path Name
Includes the drive letter or volume name.
Relative Path Name
The path is relative to the location of the original Word file. If PDF Links cannot find a relative path for a target document, the file name is kept without the path information. For example, this situation may occur if the target document is saved on a different disk.
Note With full path names, you cannot move the files without breaking the links. Also, relative path names allow you to move entire document archives easily.
Always change target document extensions to *.pdf
If this option is selected, all target files for 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. Select this option only if you want to distribute all your document archives in PDF format.
Internet Links
Select 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 do not select this option, the link text remains with formatting, but there is no active hyperlink.
Select a link rectangle type. The effects are as follows:
Color and Style
Select a color for the link rectangles, and whether the border line should be solid or dashed.
Highlight Options
Use this option to control the PDF viewer’s highlight 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 selection box presents the following options:
  • Inherit Zoom: Inherit the magnification of the page containing the bookmark. The page view zoom factor does not change if the PDF viewer window is resized.

  • Fit Page: Resize the page to fit entirely in the PDF viewer window.

  • Fit Width: Resize the page to fit the width of the PDF viewer window.

  • Fit Height: Resize the page to fit the height of the PDF viewer window.

  • Fit Visible: Resize the page so the contents fit into the width of the PDF viewer window.

You can also select to transfer links from Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint.