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Convert URL to Hyperlink

Apr 9, 2013 2:05 PM

I have a large document with about 400 web and email addresses that I had hoped to create hyperlinks for when exporting to PDF format. I did "Convert URLs to Hyperlinks" a couple pages at a time, which seemed to create hyperlinks. However, when I exported the PDF, the "link" was to the document rather than to a URL or email address. I went back to change the destinations, but when I change it from "Shared Destination" (which seems to be the default) to "URL" or "Email" the boxes go empty, requiring me to cut and paste the URL or email address. What gives? Is there any way to streamline this process? I can't find any preferences. I have no idea what purpose is served by the Shared Destination links going back to a document on my hard drive, when the whole purpose of a PDF is to make it something you can send to someone else... sorry. Very frustrated here! Thanks for any suggestions or help anyone might offer. This is something that comes up regularly.

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    Apr 9, 2013 4:12 PM   in reply to CherylMcL

    When you go to the Hyperlinks panel and highlight any URL, click on the left and right arrows at the bottom, does it take you to the source and the destination of the selected URL respectively?

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    Apr 9, 2013 5:13 PM   in reply to CherylMcL

    Can you post screenshots of Hyperlink Destinations Options without any URL selected and Hyperlink Options with one URL selected with and without the Shared Destination?

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