1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 25, 2012 4:44 PM by bill_t12

    Hyperlinks linking to desktop

    bill_t12

      (working in Indesign CS 5.5).

       

      When I make a hyperlink for mycompany.org and then export to PDF I wind up with a link that wants to go to file:///Users/maps1/Desktop/Bill%20Work/07:25/mycompany.org

       

      I've tried this many different ways but am currently selecting the text I want to link (the URL), copying, Linking To: URL, pasting, with Shared Hyperlink Destination turned off.

       

      This is making me grouchy and unpleasant to be around. Please help, if not for me than for the nice people in nearby spaces.

        • 1. Re: Hyperlinks linking to desktop
          bill_t12 Level 1

          Just in case anyone else runs into this …

           

          I added an http:// to the front of all my hyperlinks and that seemed to do it.

           

          Last run through I made all the links in the doc automatically, it gets that mycompany.org/variousfolders is a URL but then adds the local bit to the front end. Its not in the PDF property but will copy if I copy link. I broke into the IDML and couldn't find it there either. Gets remembered on other machines.

           

          I remain puzzled but can go home as soon as I finish pasting all those http://s in.