0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2015 11:17 AM by kingkuma

    Problems with Hyperlinks in Indesign Cs6

    kingkuma

      Hello, I would appreciate some help. I have trying to link specific text in an indesign document.

       

      I am working with text provided me like

       

      Look at a map of Virginia’s waterways < http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/environmental_education/documents/wshedsclr.pdf >and determine which streams are near you and where they drain. The name of the basin where water drains in your region is called your watershed.


      So after editing this text it should look and perform like this:


      Look at a map of Virginia’s waterways and determine which streams are near you and where they drain. The name of the basin where water drains in your region is called your watershed.


      I use the Text> Hyperlink & Cross References> New Hyperlink


      I entered the text http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/environmental_education/documents/wshedsclr.pdf for the url.


      I created the pdf and my text is blue but there is no link.


      If I leave text as is, leaving the url in place and try linking the text only like this....


      Look at a map of Virginia’s waterways < http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/environmental_education/documents/wshedsclr.pdf >and determine which streams are near you and where they drain. The name of the basin where water drains in your region is called your watershed.


      The resulting PDF does not have a link but teh URL that Is in the document that I did not touch is now a hyperlink and working instead of the link text I selected in indesign.


      Indesign will allow me to check the text in several ways and in story mode there are links around the text. In the Hyperlinks pop up box I can select the text I am trying to link and it will display the correct detail in the edit hyperlink box.


      With all of this in mind. I thought I was doing the hyperlinks in correctly so I started a new document and created a link from scratch... well that worked just fine.

       

      test link


      So it seems to me that something is happening to the links that are in the document. Just for reference there are like 20 of these in the document none worked as intended.

      Every untouched URL was turning into a hyperlink in the resulting PDF that was created.


      • How can I insure that text I select will become a link in the pdf I will create