(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.
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.