I seem to understand the process of creating a hyperlink but I am having difficulties with the hyperlink appearing in either the InDesign document itself or the resulting pdf output with the right appearance. My hyperlinks work in the PDF document but they lack the blue underline associated with an active link. My options seem to Visible Rectangle or Invisible Rectangle. When selecting Visible Rectangle, I can't find any options other than Invert, Outline or Inset. Am I missing something real obvious here? (CS4 and CS5 are both problematic on this issue)
You will need to style your links in InDesign. You can do this relatively quickly by creating a character style which is blue with underline and then running a GREP find and replace to find all web links. See http://indesignsecrets.com/forum/general-indesign-topics/shortest-grep -pattern-to-address-urls-and-e-mail-addresses for some help. You can set the replace to your new character style.
This will just style it. As per Acrobat, you will need to apply the links to the URL individually, however you can set up link destinations (URL) in InDesign which you can then use more than once.
Heirloom Bob wrote:
So this is the easiest way to create a simple blue underlined hyperlink within my InDesign document to link to an email address or URL?
Character Styles are the way to go.
This might give you some clarification...