3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2013 8:23 AM by Willi Adelberger

    Hyperlinks appear broken in PDF

    mjsmelley

      What can be done to avoid the hyperlinks appear broken/half (when it follows to the next line) when Indesign files are converted to a PDF ... ?

        • 1. Re: Hyperlinks appear broken in PDF
          Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

          Which version?

          What kind of Hyperlink? Give an example?

          Did you write the URL into the Hyperlink & Cross Reference Panel? You should do so.

          If not, Acrobat is reading the URL out from the text and does not recognize URLs completely with a line break.

          If a hyperlink has a dash, you should write it manually into the URL Panel in InDesign or add always a http:// before the URL in the text, otherwise you could find URLs automatically from the text into technical hyperlinks.

          • 2. Re: Hyperlinks appear broken in PDF
            mjsmelley Level 1

            Hi Willi,

             

            Thanks for the reply.

            I'm using Indesign CS6. As per the process we follow, we apply URL styles to the links in the word doc & then place it into Indesign. Its converted to PDF files then.

             

            An example as you suggested,

             

            If there a link 'www.adobe.com/products/reader.html' on a single line, the link appears proper.

             

            If it follows to the next line. For e.g.

             

            www.adobe.com/products/
            reader.html

             

            The link in the above case is displayed as the part only on the first line (www.adobe.com/products/) which is ofcourse wrong.

             

            Anything that can be done to avoid this ?

            • 3. Re: Hyperlinks appear broken in PDF
              Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

              You have to define the URL in the Hypelink & Cross Reference Panel and apply it to the text. Otherwise it is not a link.