Enable Hyperlinks to Stay Live in PDFs ... Even After Importation into InDesign
We have figured out a 'work-around' to the problem of maintaining live hyperlinks in PDFs throughout the entire exporting/importing process in InDesign. However, it's purely a bandaid - although it works well. It would be great to have this process built in as a feature. I've attached a PDF with our workflow methodologies for your review.
Frank, would you mind sharing your work-around? Email it to: Lwang57@slb.com
We do an online magazine that includes PDF advertisements. If the advertiser included hyperlinks in their original PDF ad, those are ignored once the PDF is placed into the indesign doc. So after placing in InDesign, we have to hand-draw dummy boxes over top of the ad's hyperlinked area and then manually type in the URL to make it an active hyperlink. It would be nice if there was checkbox in the IMPORT OPTIONS pane to "IMPORT HYPERLINKS" from the placed PDF.