8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2013 4:20 PM by HCVAdvocate2

    How to automatically make twitter @name fields into hyperlinks in Indesign?

    Ivan O'Brien Level 1

      Hi folks,

         I have a book of tweets coming out and would like to publish Kindle, ePub and PDF versions of it, which would need hyperlinks throughout to work at all. So what I need is a way to automatically convert

      @Me

      into

      <A HREF="http://www.twitter.com/Me">@Me</A>

      as it were.

      There are about 1000 of them, so I don't want to have to do it manually!

      I have already used a GREP style to automatically format the @text (it's always one word, so it's easy) but the automatic hyperlink tool does not seem to allow customisation of what hyperlinks look like.

      Does anybody have any ideas as to the best way to approach this?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Ivan