Is there a way to export a Word document to the PDF document without losing the URLs that are present in the original text?
Adobe Acrobat Pro's Word add-in (and PDF printer) also worked, and there is a setting in its preferences,
It all depends on the converter you use.
I was struggling with this and just found the answer for me.
Both the table of contents headings/links were clickable in the PDF and so were the hyperlinks.
Notes about what I'm running: