I'm not sure if I should be posting this question here or in the regular Indesign forum but I'll try here first.
I created a new URL hyperlink and pasted the following link into the field:
But when I click OK and then look in the URL field in the hyperlinks panel, I see that Indesign has changed the link to the following:
Notice how it's swapping out the question mark (?) after .htm with %3F.
It's also swapping out the equals sign (=) with %3D.
This breaks the URL and makes it no longer workable.
I wondered if anyone knows why this is happening and whether there's a workaround?
Appreciate any help.
I tested with CS5:
I have copied the URL and I have created a hyperlink manually, it works as expected. How do you create your links? %3D, %3F are url encoded characters. i.e: %xx, where xx is the hexadecimal value of the character code in the Unicode character set.
Thanks for the reply,
It works in CS5 but not in CS6. I create the hyperlinks by clicking the new hyperlink button in the panel and then pasting the link into the field after choosing "URL" from the drop down menu.
After clicking OK, you can view the URL in the URL field and you can see that it changes the link as mentioned above.
I wondered if anyone else has had this problem with CS6?
@gwhPoster – I answered in your thread at the InDesign forum (where your question initially caught my interest):
The problem seems to be a bug, that made it from the beta to the final version of InDesign CS6.
Please answer in the InDesign forum.
@John Hawkinson: since I have no access to the bug base of InDesign CS6, can you confirm that there is a bug report for that problem? Or did we catch an unknown bug in this case?
At this point, none of us have access to the ID bugbase for CS6.
To make sure the bug is logged, please do so here: