5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 10:11 AM by Gary Scotland
ErinBug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi.

 

I have exported (not printed) a Keynote presentation with hyperlinks to PDF. 

 

There are hyperlinks that are supposed to link to an external document which show up as clickable in the PDF, but the external doc does not open when I click them.  A Security Warning box appears that says "This document is trying to connect to: [location].  If you trust this site, choose Allow".  I check the box that says "Remember this action for this site for all PDF documents", and I click "Allow", but then nothing happens.  And the same box opens again if I click it again.

 

There are other hyperlinks that are supposed to link to other slides in the same document.  These don't even show up as clickable in the PDF.  Just nothing.

 

I have tried opening the PDF with Preview and with Adobe Reader, same issues each time.

 

I am about to pull my hair out, because I feel like this should be easy and it is keeping me from completing a huge project when I am so close to done!!

 

Thanks for any advice!


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Keeping Hyperlinks when Exporting to PDF
    Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (8,225 points)

    make sure you have made the following setting:

     

    inspector > document > presentation > hyperlinks only

  • 2. Re: Keeping Hyperlinks when Exporting to PDF
    ErinBug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hmm... Just tried that.  The only thing it changed was that in Keynote slideshow view, the only way to navigate the document was with the hyperlinks (no arrow keys).  Nothing changed when I exported to PDF.  Still no functioning hyperlinks in the PDF.  Thanks for the suggestion though.

     

    Another question, while we're on the subject: In Keynote, when following a link to another presentation, it brings up the linked presentation no problem but it kicks me out of slideshow view.  Which isn't ideal during the middle of a presentation, ya know?

     

    Many thanks!

  • 3. Re: Keeping Hyperlinks when Exporting to PDF
    Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (8,225 points)

     

    There are hyperlinks that are supposed to link to an external document

     

    what is the file type of the document ?

     

    how are you linking to the file?

     

     

    to go back to the first presentation use the    application switcher      cmd  tab keyboard command

  • 4. Re: Keeping Hyperlinks when Exporting to PDF
    ErinBug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The file type is Keynote.  However, disregard this part of the question at this point; I have decided to add these external slides to the end of the original doc and just link within the doc.

     

    So now I just need hyperlinks to other slides within the same doc to work when I export to PDF.  Any ideas?

     

    Many thanks for the responses and suggestions!!

  • 5. Re: Keeping Hyperlinks when Exporting to PDF
    Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (8,225 points)

    try some routine software maintenance

     

    1 -

    reset Keynote by deleting the preference file located here,  

    it will be replaced when Keynote is restarted:

     

     

    system drive > users > Home directory > library > preferences > com.apple.iWork.plist

     

     

    2

    also run  disc repair by:

     

    shut down the Mac

    start the Mac again

    immediatly after the chime sound, press the shift key on keyboard

    keep pressed untill the Mac symbol appears

    let the Mac boot up untill the desktop appears, it will take much longer to start as it  runs the repair routines

    one the desktop appears, restart normally

     

     

    may also help to list the basics:

     

    creating the hyperlink

    link.png

    draw a shape or type some text to use as the link object

     

    select the object

     

    inspector > hyperlink > link to: slide >   then select which slide from options

     

     

     

     

    creating the PDF

     

     

    file > export > PDF >

     

     

    pdf.png