Text Links in a PDF

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Hello Everyone. I am new to Snagit so forgive basic question. I am making a scrolling screenshot of a long webpage showing a dropdown menu, then doing some editing of text/images. The ultimate output has to be PDF. I see that you can export to PDF (but that the long webpage will not be suitable for print). I did the screenshot via panoramic scrolling and most edits worked OK. But I have to have a text line that includes URL with a clickable link. I don't see any way to add links in Snagit. What is the most efficient way (or some options) to add hyperlink to text on PDF of screenshot created in Snagit. Any input appreciated!
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Anne

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Rick Stone

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Hmmm, I've never tried this but perhaps copy your screen shot to something like Microsoft Word, then add the text and the link to the Word document, then create a PDF from that?

Cheers... Rick :)
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You'll be better off to save in PDF and open in a PDF Application There are several Acrobat, PDFPen PRO, PDF Editor Pro, PDF Expert. If you using a PC there are Probably tons. Then Make link there.

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Anne

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Thanks, sounds sensible. 
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I agree with pjonesCET, Generally you need to print the webpage and in the print dialog select save PDF.  For more general use I typically will open PDF in Preview in the print dialog of OS X and confirm the links I want to use are functional.  However, if you alter the PDF from it's creation the links are broken and any hyperlinks must be re-created.  So Preview, PDF Pen Pro etc it seems they all work the same way.  Save the page in full as a pdf with the intent that there will be areas present that you may not want or edit the PDF after saving the url's you want to retain and the link location and after edit re-create the hyperlinks.   It's a pain, that are the options.   I have actually just created bookmarks to other documents and embedded the documents in the PDF so it doesn't open another URL.