I have a student InDesign file. It was created in 5.5 and saved as a IDML file and opened by me in 5.0.
One of the hyperlinks is to a URL. In the Hyperlink panel I can see the link and it has no error.
When I mouse over the listing, the tool tip says: psp.inddhttp://www and the rest of the URL.
When I click on the actual link in the resulting PDF it works correctly, except he needs to change the URL, and I can fin no way to edit this hyperlink. I can make a new hyperlink, but then the resulting PDF will have two destinations.
I have never seen anything marked psp.inddhttp...
I am told this was created with the regular hyperlink control.
In the story editor it looks like a regular hyperlink.
When I look at the list of active hyperlinks (clicking on the URL drop down) the URL looks just fine.
Two email links have also been converted to mailto:info%40psp.org?subject= and do not work when converted into a PDF.
I know how to fix this issue, delete and start over, but I do not understand how this came about. Could it be from making the IDML?
I am on a Mac and I have no knowledge of what platform this was created with.
Thanks for any clarity on this.
I don't know for sure, but I strongly suspect this was caused by the trip through .idml. A lot of code having to do with HTML was re-written for CS5.5. Back-saving through .idml is not guaranteed to be flawless.
You can read the document history by Holding down the Cmd key and choosing About InDesign from the InDesign menu, but I'm not sure when opening from an interchange file if the earlier history is preserved.
It turns out that the student sent the file because of this strangeness. He was experiencing the %40 and the uneditable URL in 5.5 after creating the file himself.