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Links in an Adobe PDF form

Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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Hi everyone,

I just completed a form with links to various pages in it. When I saved it, it was huge (80.9MB). I used the "save as" function to save it as an "Adobe PDF files, optimized. I played around with some of the settings and got it to save to a more manageable size (209kb). But, now all the links that were working properly before, are noi longer working. I tried messing with the settings and re-saving, but nothing seems to be working. In fact, it appears no matter what settings I change, it saves it at still the small size, 209kb.

What am I doing wrong? How do I get the links working again, what setting (tick box) handles the link information when optimizing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you SO much

Matt

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021
Did you try unticking the "Discard invalid links" option, under "Clean up"?

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Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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What settings does you use at the Optimizer?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 22, 2021 Aug 22, 2021

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I apologize for the delay.

Below are screenshots of the settings I used. It is important to get the size of the PDF (13 pages) as small as possible without losing quality. As I said before, with these settings I managed to get it down from 80.9MB to 209KB, but the hyperlinks are no longer working. I instead went back through and added them in manually and re-saved it.

 

Images Tab.pngFonts Tab.pngTransparency Tab.pngDiscard Obects Tab.pngDiscard User Data Tab.pngClean Up Tab.png

 

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New Here ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Hi Matt, I am also experiencing this issue. Wish we could get a professional here to help resolve it. Links not working after changing the file size seems to be a recurrent thing with Adobe. I would be glad if anyone could hep with this. Thanks!

I help online businesses scale up with content marketing.

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Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Please answer the question posted above.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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I was hoping since you responded before that you might be able to help with this issue?

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Did you try unticking the "Discard invalid links" option, under "Clean up"?

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Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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Yes, that seemed to work.

Thank You

 

Matt

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