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How do you make automatic weblinks that work on iPad?

May 7, 2013 7:34 AM

Tags: #ipad? #weblinks

We are trying to make PDF documents that can be operated on an iPad. In that process we are working with items that are imported from a datasheet. We want the weblink to be setup so that the item number controls the weblink fx Item. no, [104596] in front of that we want to have a webpage fx so that when we publish the PDF all Places that have an item. no. will have the weblink . We have tried several ways fx with "buttons" but they utilize flash so that it does not Work on iPad. Can someone lead us in the right direction ?`

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    May 7, 2013 7:51 AM   in reply to SorenFinderup

    Weblinks DON'T require Flash. Weblinks usually work in most PDF readers on an iPad including the free Adobe Reader.


    How are you creating your weblinks? What app are you viewing them in on an iPad. Make sure you include "http://" to make a valid weblink.

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    May 7, 2013 11:22 AM   in reply to SorenFinderup

    Unless I'm misunderstanding you, you could create a URL hyperlink within InDesign instead of a button. (Neither buttons nor hyperlinks require Flash.)


    Select the text of the Item #, then choose New Hyperlink from the Hyperlinks panel (Window > Interactive > Hyperlinks).


    Then choose a URL hyperlink and enter the full URL.


    Hyperlinks work more reliably than buttons in PDF readers on an iPad.



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    May 7, 2013 11:37 AM   in reply to SorenFinderup

    It can probably be scripted. If someone doesn't answer here, ask in the InDesign scripting forum.

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