When converting a Word 2003 Document to PDF the hyperlinks to file shares are broken.
eg. If the original word document contains text hyperlinked to:
The hyperlink works fine in the original Word document.
When the document is converted to PDF, and you click the hyperlink you get a pop-up in acrobat reader stating:
The document is trying to connect to
If you trust the site, choose Allow. If you do not trust the site, choose Block.
Clicking Allow then displays an error message in Internet Explorer
Cannot find 'file:///F:@255CSomeDrive%255CAnotherDoc.Doc'. Make sure the path or Internet Address is correct.
So it seems the URL target is corrupted/encoded with characters and its not recognised as a vaid hyperlink to a document on a file share
So hyperlinking to a network drive or hard drive DOES NOT work - although i've tested hyperlinks to regular web addresses and these work fine.