Hi there… I’m a business blogger, and I’ve been using Scrivener to create my posts for the last month or so. I’ve been getting frustrated with the web link function in Scrivener, but everything else is wonderful.
When I export my document as a .docx, none of the web links in the text show up as links. They’re in there, but I have to do extra formatting to make sure that they’re visible. In a Word doc, they’d be both blue and underlined, and that’s what my clients are looking for.
This is a problem because when I send my drafts to my clients, they need to know exactly what’s a link and what’s not before they upload it to their site.
I have been having this issue too. It arose unexpectedly… at one time, any .docx would have all links clearly highlighted; today, for some reason, all the links appear “invisible,” just as the OP described. They can be clicked in the exported .docx file, but unless you know where they are, you’d never find them.
Checking and unchecking the “hide hyperlinks” box did not work. However, I did find that exporting my document through the “compile” function, rather than the “export” function did work.
Are you exporting to RTF or Word? If to .docx or .doc, you should see them fine. If RTF, they might be invisible. Either way, in your Compile format, check that in the “Compatibility” settings “Ensure hyperlinks are coloured and highlighted” is ticked.