We have encountered the following issue in Aspose.Words 20.1. When having hyperlinks pointing to a CIFS-style URI ( eg. \network\etc\folder\file.pdf ) the resulted pdf file is behaving differently from what the classic Microsoft Word outputs.
The use case is represented by the simplest loading of the document and saving it as PDF.
Aspose.Words.Document doc = new Aspose.Words.Document(input); doc.Save(output);
The observed behaviour is that the links are transformed to be relative to the location of the PDF file. For example having the PDF file locally in My Documents folder, the link will open C:\Users\UserName\Documents\\\network\etc\folder\file.pdf.
I have attached a small archive with the files, both generated by Aspose, Word and the source docx )
GD13529.zip (29.9 KB)