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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 how to add hyperlink to PDF.

Part 1: How to Create Hyperlink in PDF on a Mac (macOS Sierra)

To add hyperlinks to PDF file in Mac, you will need to have a good PDF editing tool - iSkysoft PDF Editor Pro for Mac, which allows you to add hyperlink to PDF document on Mac (including OS X 10.12 macOS Sierra and El Capitan). PDF files were not designed to be edited or have additions added to them and that process has not changed much over the years. It is to use Mac OS PDF Editor that you will be able to add or remove hyperlinks within the document with extreme ease.

Key Features of This PDF Editor:

    Easily add hyperlinks, notes and comments to PDF.
  • Edit PDF texts, images, graphics, links, watermarks, etc.
  • Convert PDF to Word, Excel and other formats.
  • Quickly mark up and annotate PDF with various PDF markup tools.
  • Combine or split PDF and fully control PDf pages.
  • Create PDF files and create PDF forms with ease.

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Step 1 Select links text

To begin, install and open your PDF editor program. For adding a hyperlink to a PDF, go to the top toolbar and select the "Markup" option, then click the "Add Links to PDF File" button.

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2 Start to add links to PDF on Mac

Now go back to the PDF content, 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 (including El Capitan).
By the way, if you want to get more solutions about editing your PDF files, please check here.

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Video Tutorial on How to Hyperlink in PDF

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 PDF Editor Mac software

Part 2. How to Add Hyperlinks in PDF on Windows (Windows 10 Compatible)

iSkysoft PDF Editor for 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 texts you want. And you will get a pop-up window, now enter your link and click "Set Link". Done!

Part 3. 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 iSkysoft PDF Editor, 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 texts, 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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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 (iSkysoft PDF Creator for Windows) 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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Lovel Dorine
Thanks for explaining everything in such a detail. Now I can add a hyperlink to a pdf file very easily by simply following these steps.
Sohail hussian
When we add hyperlink into the pdf it becomes clickable link and so that the website shall be easily navigated.
This PDF editor is excellent, I can add hyperlink to PDF document without much effort thanks to this software and your step-by-step guide. Well done. This blog have useful articles.
Arthur Jones
Cool software, I was adding a hyperlink to a PDF and it worked good, all my links are working. This software is so convenient, I highly recommend it.
Oh, adding links to PDF is very helpful, I want to give away some reports, wich contains my affilate links. Really this blog is good.

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