I am trying to work with my hyperlinks in CS6. Everytime I try to do anything (update a hyperlink, add one, assign one to text), InDesign wants to open up an older file and reference it. For each time I click on anything in the hyperlink panel, It will go through all the existing hyperlinks, open the old document and briefly says "converting data." It takes about 5 minutes to run through for every click I made. I don't want this document referencing an older document at all. How can I get the hyperlinks to unassociate from the old document?
Hyperlinks are absolute. It sounds like you're convering a bunch of legacy files, and those hyperlinks are going to continue to point to the old versions unless you change them in the new file to point to the new versions of your files, or perhaps rename the old versions and save the new ones with the old names.
Thank you for your help.
The hyperlinks are just web URLs. Why do they need to associate to another document at all? The file it's calling on is a CS5 document. The file I'm working on now was originally a CS5 Template, resaved as a CS6 template and used to create the new document that I am in. Is there any way to dump all the links so I can recreate them? In the meantime, when it finally frees up, I will try renaming the file, but that's not a permanent solution as I need to create new files regularly based off the same template.
I have a book created in InDesign with hyperlinks between the various documents in the book. When I copied the book and it's Indesign files to another location, the hypperlinks still go back to the original folder. Can I re-connect the documents within the book in it's new location so that the hyperlinks will work?