DOCX to PDF Bug with Hyperlinked Text
When creating a PDF via the "Create PDF" button in the Adobe Ribbon in MS Word, I have noticed that sometimes the hyperlinks are not clickable in the PDF and sometimes they are. I found the pattern and I think it's a bug.
1) If a hyperlink in the DOCX contains an anchor (e.g. www.myfile.com#page=32), then all the linked text after that one in the PDF are not clickable. The anchor in the DOCX also causes the bookmarks in the PDF to render incorrectly from that point on.
2) If a hyperlink in the DOCX is internal, then it disables all links in the PDF. For example, if a sentence says, "For more information, read Appendix B," and you link internally to Appendix B in the same DOCX, then the resulting PDF has zero clickable links. They're all disabled.
If neither of the scenarios above exists, that is, all the links are external and have no anchors, then the resulting links in the PDF are just fine. No problems.