Hey guys - I apologize in advance because I am not particularly technology-inclined, so this question may or may not be very stupid.
We are a small business and recently purchased InDesign CS6 as it is the only InDesign that will operate on our Mac system. I have made a small (about 30pp.) catalogue complete with text and images, that we wanted to export and turn into a hyperlink that our colleagues could click on (without having to download anything to their computer) and look at. I made the entire catalogue, and am able to export it to a PDF (yay!) but I'm not entirely sure how to get a hyperlink for it. I have clicked "Include Hyperlink" at the bottom when exporting it as a PDF (Print) as an Adobe representative told me to do, but when I open the PDF file from my desktop I see no hyperlink in the properties, etc. When I tried to export it as an HTML, the formatting and images were completely messed up (though it did open in a browser, as I wanted).
Any help with this would be appreciated - I've been placed on hold for so long with Indesign that I can't take the background music anymore!
You have to set your link as hyperlink. Open the Hyperlinks panel (Windows/Interactive/Hyperlinks), select the object and click on create new hyperlink in the bottom of the Hyperlinks panel, input the url. Export as PDF with hyperlink checkbox checked. It should works.
To be able to share your PDF through a hyperlink (URL) you need to host it in a local server or in a site like dropbox as a shared file.
You have to set up it in the hyperlink panel.
But it is not true, CS6 is not the the only version, you can subscribe to the Cloud and get there CS6, CC and any later version which might come in the future for Mac and Windows.