How to Add Hyperlink to PDF

Hyperlink in PDF files for Mac has grown in popularity since the development of the PDF format. Hyperlinks are a unique way to link other files or outside websites to text located in the PDF file in Mac. They are also a way to direct the reader to an important item like a table or diagram associated with the link. Adding hyperlinks is a simple process with the correct tools. Here we would like to show you the steps to add hyperlink to PDF with PDFelement Pro.

Part 1: How to Add Hyperlink in PDF on a Mac

To add a hyperlink to a PDF file on Mac (macOS Mojave), we highly recommend you to use PDFelement Pro. This powerful PDF editor helps you to edit PDF files in a simple way like working on Word file. You can just follow the below 2 steps to create hyperlinks in PDF.

Step 1. Open PDF with the program

To begin, install and open your PDF editor program. Then you can open your PDF files by clicking on the "Open File" button.

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Step 2. Start to add links to PDF on Mac

Now go to the PDF content, and open the "Edit" panel first then click on the "Link" button. Select the texts you want to add hyperlink to. Then you will get a pop-up window to input the link. Input the link and click "OK" and you have created your hyperlink in PDF on Mac (macOS 10.14 Mojave included).

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It is that simple to learn how to set a link in PDF for Mac, and with practice, you will be able to learn how to link images and other large files to your PDF file without needing to add them to the file creating an overly large PDF document. Learn more about how to annotate PDF on Mac.

After you have created your hyperlink, you will want it to stand out, underlining and making the text color different from the surrounding text can be accomplished with this right PDFelement Pro.

How to Add Hyperlinks in PDF on Windows (Windows 10 Compatible)

PDFelement Pro Windows version also allows you to add hyperlink to PDF easily.

This Windows PDF Editor provides you with many useful and necessary PDF editing tools so you can add, delete text, images or links anywhere you want. Also you can mark up and annotate your PDF, or encrypt PDF for security. With the OCR plug-in, you can even edit and convert the scanned PDF documents. To add a hyperlink to a PDF, you can just:

  • Step 1. Import your PDF file to the program.
  • Step 2. Go to the "Edit" tab and click the "Link" button.
  • Step 3. Select the text you want. And you will get a pop-up window, now enter your link and click "Set Link". Done!
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Part 2. How to Solve PDF Hyperlinks Not Working

When we create a PDF file from a Word format, we might found that the hyperlinks in PDF not working. To solve the problem that links in PDF do not work, you have to print or create the PDF from Word in a correct way. While using PDFelement Pro, you can avoid such issue happen. This PDF editor helps you to create PDF documents from existing files like Word, Excel or PowerPoint with the text, links properly showing in the document.

After launching the program, just click the "Create PDF" button in the main interface and import the file you want to make it to PDF. Then click "File > Save as" and save the file in PDF format. Then you will find that the links in PDF can work properly.

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iSkysoft PDF Creator - Convert Word to PDF with Hyperlinks on Mac

When you try to convert Word to PDF with online converter or other PDF creator, you might encounter that the hyperlinks not working. No worry! With iSkysoft PDF Creator for Mac (or PDFelement Pro) you can easily convert Word to PDF with hyperlinks as original files. See more features of this PDF tool:

  • Convert Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to high quality PDF.
  • Work perfectly to preserve hyperlinks and other elements in original files.
  • Allow you to add multiple Word files and create to PDFs at once.
  • Create PDF with 100% original formatting and layout.
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Part 3. How to Solve PDF Hyperlinks Not Working

After the completion of creation of PDF files, there comes an important part that is the insertion of links into PDF. PDF editors are available online to help you in this and PDFw stands the as the topmost online PDF editor tool which is now trending in the market. The best part is you do not have to download it like other software and it works smoothly. It allows you to add links in both sides of the PDF. The important feature is that it has no lags, no time-limits, and no hassles.

Simple steps to add Link to PDF online

Step 1. To add Link to your PDF file online, you have to visit the official website of the online tool.

Step 2. You will get a window to ask you to upload a PDF file to the online PDF tool. Choose a PDF from the local folder and click on the “Upload” button to import PDF with ease.

Step 3. Now, you can click on the “Content Edit” button and choose the “Link Edit” option from the main toolbar. Move the cursor to select the part you need to add hyperlink.


Step 4. After you finished the link settings, you can click on “Set Link” button to add a link to PDF online with ease.

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Part 4. Add Link to PDF with Adobe

PDF was developed by Adobe in 1990’s. From then, Adobe has made many features in PDF to help its users to make them more flexible and feasible. In this session, you can see how you can embed a link to PDF file in an easy way. When you add a link to your PDF, you can get access to different documents page and to websites. If you are confused to know how to add a link to PDF file, you can get help from the Adobe PDF link Helper.

Step 1. To start with, open the Adobe page and go to>Attachments section.

Step 2. Once you have confirmed the PDF file to be edited, click on “Open”.

Step 3. Choose the action, Tools>edit PDF>Link> Add or edit.

Step 4. Now, you can add a link to the designated file and save the file. Addition to this option, there is edit, delete and preview options available as seen in the shot.

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Published: May 05,2017 16:56 pm / Updated: Jan 26,2019 13:44 pm
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