1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 6, 2012 12:37 PM by Harbs.

    URL Convert from Hyperlinks Panel

    grefel Level 2

      hi all,


      i guess this is an old one, but i cannot find it in the forums. In InDesign CS5.5 ( the function convert URL to Hyperlinks at the Hyperlink Panel does not work as expected. URLs with HYPHEN-MINUS (U+002D) are splitted into two URLs, this is not a Soft-Hyphen.

      There is no CS5 around for testing.


      Simple test: Create an document with the following text:




      The function will create two Hyperlinks

      1. www.test
      2. -me.de


      I'm happily tagging URL with the GREP


      (?<![@\-])\b(?:http://|https://|www\.)?(?:[a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9._-]*\.)*[a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9._-]+\.(?:[a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z 0-9._-]*\.)*[a-zA-Z]{2,5}[^@]*?(?=(\. |,|;|:|\)|]| |"|'|$))


      But this should be fixed!