How do I disable an e-mail address that appears in my PDF?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019

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I have an e-mail address in a PDF I created. Adobe has unhelpfully made it active (with mailto:) so that clicking on it opens an e-mail application. How do I disable that action? I need this to be dead text.

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Community Beginner , Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019

Under Preferences|General|Basic Tools I deselected "Create links from URLs"

Then I right-clicked the e-mail addresses in my document, which brought up a choice to delete the links, which I did.

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Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019

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You can do it on your computer but not as a part of the file. This is a setting of the application, not the document.

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Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019

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Under Preferences|General|Basic Tools I deselected "Create links from URLs"

Then I right-clicked the e-mail addresses in my document, which brought up a choice to delete the links, which I did.

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Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2019

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Yes, that's what I was referring to, but keep in mind it won't necessarily work that way for someone else if you send them the file...

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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How can this be done for the whole document?  I have email type documents which are full of private email addresses, I don't want to be opening the links and I don't want others to be able to either.

 

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Jul 16, 2022 Jul 16, 2022

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Add invisible characters inside the URLs.

I used to place a blank space on each side of the @ using an horizontal scale of 1%, so it cannot be detected as an URL.

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