I’m starting to learn how to do ePubs from the books I layout and I’ve come up with a very annoying issue. In the footnotes or bibliography, there are often urls in the text. I need to have them linked to the website they refer to in the ePub. I really wish there is some kind of automated way to do that, because if it’s not possible, I hardly see myself doing it manually for a whole book...
So, well, can any of you guys help me with that? I’m really bad at scripting so I have no idea if it’s possible, but... thanks anyways!
If you are using CS5 or CS5.5 (the latter is strongly recommended for all things EPub), "Convert URL to hyperlinks" is a menu command in the Hyperlink palette:
Yes, it's possible to do using GREP search. I have a collection of scripts dealing with hyperlinks I gathered from forums, sites, etc.
If you're interested, write me to askoldich [at] yahoo [dot] com.
Check out also the Hyperlinks section on this page.
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