The following question was closed as off-topic.

I really don't think this question should have been closed. We have other questions e.g. dealing problems with uploading to arXiv which are considered on-topic. We don't know for sure that the problem is simply one of the fact that NSF redistills the uploaded PDF. NSF receives thousands of submissions and many users use LaTeX, so there might be a real solution out there but closing the question will prevent any new answer.

This is not the type of off-topic question that will attract lots of irrelevant answers, so I think that leaving it open has more potential benefits than closing it.

  • However the problem seems to be solved by the OP by reading the NSF manual, isn't that also a reason to close?
    – Marijn
    Jul 18, 2017 at 16:21
  • @Marijn I'm not convinced, but I don't have time to investigate it more at the moment.
    – Alan Munn
    Jul 18, 2017 at 16:22
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    @Marijn - The NSF manual only partially solved the problem. I'm still left with the overall problem of hyperlinks being broken. Jul 18, 2017 at 16:23
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    @AlanMunn: Rare case of being of the same opinition ;-) Voted to Reopen
    – user31729
    Jul 18, 2017 at 17:01
  • @ChristianHupfer This is becoming a habit. :)
    – Alan Munn
    Jul 18, 2017 at 17:03
  • @AlanMunn: Don't underestimate our differences ;-)
    – user31729
    Jul 18, 2017 at 17:13
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    I don't think it should be closed because it might be on-topic. It might not, but that's not known. People tend to close questions on the grounds we probably can't answer them, but I don't think that is usually a good reason. (I didn't know the question was closed.)
    – cfr
    Jul 18, 2017 at 18:05
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    I stand by my comment: "You are asking us about some online service that does stuff to PDFs. Ask the purveyors of that service, not us." Jul 21, 2017 at 8:39

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The question has now been successfully reopened.

  • Did your question really need an answer? ;-)
    – user31729
    Jul 22, 2017 at 10:24
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    @ChristianHupfer I'm a sucker for meta rep.
    – Alan Munn
    Jul 22, 2017 at 13:43
  • @AlanMunn You do know that that's not a thing, don't you?
    – wizzwizz4
    Jul 22, 2017 at 20:08
  • @wizzwizz4 I have 131k reputation on the main site. What are the chances that I don't?
    – Alan Munn
    Jul 22, 2017 at 20:25
  • @wizzwizz4 Meta has tag badges though ;-)
    – Mast
    Jul 31, 2017 at 10:20

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