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I'm on the latest release of Publisher and I'm trying to create a url hyperlink inside a text frame. However, they don't seem to work properly after being exported to PDF.

It seems like when you make a single word a hyperlink, it doesn't work at all.

If you have a long url that spans multiple rows, only the first row is made into a hyperlink.

If you make the font so small it does not have to wrap to the next line, it works.

I'm on Windows 10.

I've not tried to disable hardware acceleration.

I have another hyperlinked text, that is outside a text frame, that is also multiline, that works.

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The hyperlink is controlled by the insert Hyperlink image.png.1c1f2038996dd95a47160954ff2cdfb3.pngand can be applied to any object including text single words


If you do not want it to show as a hyperlink you can select no style, but it will still be a hyperlink, if you do not want it to be a hyperlink you need to remove the url address


You can also disable hyperlinks in your pdf export settings under more


Hope this helps


Alan Pickup

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9 hours ago, tomii said:

Also, even if I delete the hyperlink inside the text frame and export the document as PDF, the text still ends up as a hyperlink.

That one may be caused by whatever application you're using to view the PDF. Some PDF viewers try to recognize URLs in the text and automatically turn them into working links. Other viewers don't, or may have options controlling it.

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Hi @tomii,

I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble and our sincerest apologies for the delayed response here, we were extremely busy over the Christmas period and working from home during the pandemic is unfortunately extending our response window to be longer than normal, many thanks for your continued patience and understanding here.

Can you please provide a sample .afpub or PDF file that shows this error? Unfortunately I'm unable to replicate this here currently.

Many thanks in advance :)

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