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Links don't work

May 17, 2013 12:28 PM

Tags: #pdf #iphone #smartphone #ipad #indesign #links

I hope someone can help me. When I export a pdf from Indesign the email links don't work at all on a smartphone such as iphone, ipad or blackberry. Can anyone help me resolve this issue. I am using Indesign CS3. Thank you for your help.

 
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    May 17, 2013 12:31 PM   in reply to lindagdesigner

    Have you actually created hyperlinks in ID, or are you depending or the autorecognition feature available in Acrobat and reader?

     
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    May 17, 2013 12:48 PM   in reply to lindagdesigner

    Please delete your auto-signature when replying by email. I doubt you really want to share your personal info with the entire world.

     

    Do the links work on a regular computer? (you need to be exporting to interactive PDF or specifically inlcude the hyperlinks in the export of PDF [Print]). What are you using to view the PDF on the mobile devices?

     
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    May 17, 2013 1:10 PM   in reply to lindagdesigner

    Be aware that there are a variety of different PDF readers on smartphones and tablet devices. Some may work and some may not.

     

    If you're talking about Adobe Reader on iPad/iPhone, it can handle hyperlinks but not buttons.

     
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    May 17, 2013 2:05 PM   in reply to lindagdesigner

    Adobe Reader should work for hyperlinks and it is free.

     
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