Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to go about setting up links between books in such a way that they'll export to PDF? Here's my scenario: I have two books (indb files with many indd files each). One of the books needs to link to text anchors I've set up in the other. However, linking between the files doesn't work because each book is exported as a single PDF. I had planned to merge the files of the book that is being linked to prior to creating the links, but no matter what I try, Move Pages causes reflow (and given the length and intricacy of the documents I'm sure it's not worth the time to try to fix the reflow; I'd be better off linking the PDF by hand).
Is this just not a possible workflow? I considered linking to a 'dummy' file that was named like my second book is named, but from what I can tell ID doesn't really export the text anchors in any usable fashion; you either get the links when you export or you can't massage them into being. Any advice would be appreciated.
Why not create a third .indb file and add all of the component files from the other two?
This is an interesting suggestion, but I'm not sure how it would work. I've tried outputting one PDF from this combo-indb file and then extracting the pages out into separate PDFs, but the links are lost. I've also tried selecting just the files from each of the actual books within the combo-indb and exporting PDFs for each one, but in that case it assumes it's looking for an anchor within the same PDF. Did you have another approach in mind?
No. I was just suggesting a way to avoid the reflow issue. I suspect you'll need to rebuild external links in Acrobat after the export, but this is definitely outside my workflow.