3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2010 5:12 PM by captnjameskirk
captnjameskirk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've got a document with about 100 footnotes. Is there a way to make the PDF exported by Pages have the footnotes as active links, so that clicking on the number in the text takes you directly to the footnote? In Pages, double-clicking on the footnote number in the text takes you to the footnotes, but I haven't figured out a way to get this to work when exporting as a PDF.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • 1. Re: make footnotes "active" (like hyperlinks) on pdf export
    bajoro Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I've got the same question! (1) How do you make links active in Pages and (2) Will they stay active when you save as a PDF?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • 2. Re: make footnotes "active" (like hyperlinks) on pdf export
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)
    If you download the Pages User Guide (click on the name in the Pages help menu) you find the following paragraphs about PDFs in Pages on page 253

    +Exporting Pages Documents to Other File Formats+
    +If you want to share your Pages documents with those who aren’t using the latest version of Pages, you can export your document to file formats that they may be able to use on their computers or other devices:+
    +• PDF: You can view PDF files in iBooks, and view or print them in Preview and Safari. You can edit them with a PDF application. Fonts used in the Pages document are preserved in the PDF file.+
    +Hyperlinks in your Pages document are exported to the PDF file. Hyperlinks are also created in the PDF file for table of contents entries, footnotes and endnotes, webpages, email addresses, and bookmarks.+
  • 3. Re: make footnotes "active" (like hyperlinks) on pdf export
    captnjameskirk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What's interesting is that in one exported PDF the footnotes are active, in another version they aren't. I'm not sure why (though it is a very large document, over 800 pages, so there may have been a problem in one of the exports). The links are definitely not preserved if you create the PDF via the Print dialog, only via the Export menu item.