Can you make a hyperlink on a template? Something the students can click on and go to?

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I was wondering if there is a way to put a hyperlink onto a template that I'll be saving as a PDF file.  Something the students can click on and be directed to.
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SnagIt cannot insert hyperlinks into a PDF.


If you are looking for a FREE program that can insert hyperlinks. You may want to consider using libreoffice.

SnagIt exports flattened images to PDF. You cannot select or edit text because it is just an image.
So how you choose to save or open an image from SnagIt into libreoffice. I’ll leave up to you.

This is an image of libreoffice writer. I’ve highlighted the insert hyperlink tab.      

I'll be 100% honest with you. I've never used libreoffice to do this.
 I only researched the subject enough to know that it's capable of doing this

Draw is a document editor much like Microsoft Word.

However, you can export documents as a PDF.

Hope this helps you out

Regards, Joe

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Just a few questions, out of curiosity and to see if there's an easy (non-TechSmith) way to get what you want:

  1. Do you need just one hyperlink in the PDF file?
  2. Is the final document - the PDF - one page or more?
  3. Since you're asking about putting the link in a template, does that mean you're creating multiple documents that all get the same hyperlink?
  4. What do you use for word processing (e.g., Word, LibreOffice, etc.)

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Snagit can not produce a editable PDF.
I have been through this and here is what I have found.

I save from Snagit by printing and using "Microsoft Print to PDF" to my computer.

If you put your PDF into LibreOffice Draw it will only be a image. It doesn't have OCR to make the text editable.

You can put your PDF in Draw  but you will need to leave a blank spot in your template when you create it where you will want the hyperlink to be and add it as a textbox overlaid on the PDF image in Draw.
Re-save it as a PDF.

The way I add hyperlinks to a PDF is to use Adobe Acrbat Pro DC.
Sadly that comes with a cost involved for Acrobat which isn't to bad but still a cost.

Acrobat will convert your PDF to be editable and you can just select the text you want
and make it hyperlinked text.

It would be awesome if Snagit could make hyperlinks but... alas this is all I got.