1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Excel Hyperlink Function to PDF

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by WendyM, Jan 9, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2003
    Messages:
    4,042
    Hi all,
    Using Excel 2010 and Acrobat X.

    I have a spreadsheet with a list of names in one column and email addresses in another column. I want to combine them so that the name is displayed and the email address is a hyperlink. I can do this easily by using =hyperlink("mailto:"&a1,b1). The problem is that I then need to convert the document to PDF. The conversion will keep manual links, but not links created with the hyperlink function. I've seen a couple of suggestions such as saving the spreadsheet to HTML and then converting to PDF or a rather ingenious solution to copy the contents of the worksheet and then use Acrobat X to create a PDF from the clipboard. Both of those work, but they lose things like the borders around the cells and the repeating rows at the top of each page.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. Garf13LD

    Garf13LD

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    455
    This should be the links as per Microsoft will create.
    Not sure if this is what you are looking for.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2003
    Messages:
    4,042
    Works great, thanks Garfield. (y)
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1084422

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice