The trouble is with several email addresses that appear in the text of the letter. The text reads (roughly)
For more information, contact Jane Doe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-555-1212).When I convert the letter to PDF this gets turned into a hyperlink pointing to
mailto:email@example.comThe problem happens regardless of conversion method (Method A: File -> Print -> choose Adobe PDF as destination printer; Method B: Adobe PDF menu -> Convert to Adobe PDF). I unchecked the "add links to Adobe PDF" in the Conversion Settings box, but that didn't help. And the Link tool in Acrobat doesn't recognize that there's a link present and so doesn't allow it to be edited or deleted.
Technical details: Word 2003, Acrobat Professional 8, running on Windows XP Pro.
Help! How can I make it NOT concatenate the excess text into the mailto: like it keeps doing?
Edited 4/22 with more info:
This happens regardless of whether — or how — there's a hyperlink coded in the original Word doc. They were originally just plain text, not hyperlinks (which is why I was surprised that the conversion process added the links).
When I realized that wasn't working, I edited the Word doc and added a link to the email address text only — so it would look about like so:
For more information, contact Jane Doe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-555-1212).This seemed to have zero effect — it still yielded
mailto:email@example.comI'd rather not have them as links in the PDF at all, if possible. Surely there must be a way to turn this off. The Acrobat help file was... not very helpful.