I read Gordon's post about the problem he was having with live links in open office. I didn't offer a solution about open office as I have no clue about that particular program.
However, I do have a clue about the pdf creator offered for free by primo pdf. Go to www.primopdf.com
and download their free offering if you are looking for a pdf creator. This is NOT an affiliate link and I DON'T make a dime from them. I simply use their product.
I hope this helps anyone looking for a FREE pdf creator. You still have to write your doc/ebook but now at least your links will be live.