I'm trying to print Excel 2011 sheet with hyperlinks into pdf format, but the output file doesn't retain hyperlinks.

Is there a way to preserve them in output format?

  • There is no Office 2010 on OSX. Did you mean 2011 ? Aug 30, 2013 at 6:55
  • @MatthieuRiegler, yes, right, 2011. Aug 30, 2013 at 7:02

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Rather than printing it to PDF try saving it to PDF.

  • I've tried to save it to PDF, but still no luck. Altough, if saved from Excel 2013 for Windows to pdf, hyperlinks are working. Aug 30, 2013 at 6:14

Excel 2011 will keep the link when you save as PDF, but only if you give the full URL. I could not find a native way to retain embedded hyperlinks when saving to a PDF from Excel 2011. However, there are a number of workarounds:

  • If you have Numbers (the Apple equivalent of Excel) you can upload your xls file and then save as a PDF from there.
  • If you don't have Numbers, you can use an online conversion tool such as: http://www.zamzar.com/

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