Like images and files, links cannot be migrated. When you use “paste as text” when migrating your text, all hyperlinks will be removed. But this is not a bad thing. It will probably actually save you a lot of time and headache down the road.
There’s a couple of reasons for this.
First, if you are linking to a page and/or asset within OpenText, reestablishing that link within OpenText is the only way to ensure the links will not break if the page/asset linked to is retitled or moved.
Secondly, establishing new links in the new template allows you greater choice when choosing content classes. The “child links” and “related links” used in the old templates have been replaced by content classes featuring optional background colors, editable headers and total mobility within OpenText. In the old templates, every link was a unique instance on a page that could not be duplicated on another page. Now, you can build one downloads block, for example, and share it on as many pages as you would like.
And then, like content, this is yet another opportunity to make sure that your links are relevant and up-to-date.