Hyperlink copy and paste
Hyperlinks: It would be nice to be able to copy and paste hyperlinks. If you try to copy and paste a text box with a hyperlink or the link itself to another document, the link does not copy. You have manually recreate it.
Styles for hyperlinks do not copy either. The style copies over, but the hyperlink style reverts to the default.
Same results if you put the text box with the hyperlink in a library file.
This is very tedious when you have hyperlinks in hundreds of documents to update.
What I do to bypass this issue is to place the document that contains hyperlinks to a new document or create a new text frame in the pasteboard of the existing document I am working on and place the text in the text frame.
When placing, I make sure the "Show Import Option" is checked and then I use the "Preserve Styles and Formatting from Text and Tables" option.
This will keep all hyperlinks in the text I want to copy. Before I copy, I ensure that I apply the Paragraph style I want to use on the text and put it to the font size if it is not in the original font size of the syle. This is to ensure that the hyperlinks remain highlighted.
I hope this helps.
tamara rached commented
I agree, i am working on a project now that involves copy pasting hyperlinked txt from word, and it is indeed extremely tedious
Marcus Kramer commented
It is not an improvement to my opinion!
The lack of beeing able to copy a link is definitive a bug which needs to be fixed urgent!
Rob Hutchings commented
I would add to this that if you have a button which goes to a URL and then subsequently create a hyperlink in the hyperlinks panel which is assigned to that button; when you try to copy the button (either Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V or Alt-drag) the new button appears in the layers panel but it has no appearance/content. If you first remove the Hyperlink from the panel (but retain the URL action in the button panel) the button copies with it's content and appearance. Although some of the show/hide button states disappear.
The long and short of it Adobe, InDesign's interactivity seems like you're paying lip-service but not really providing a complete solution.
Can you just go and buy AJAR Productions and employ Justin, so that you can integrate in5's awesome features and hopefully along the way fix some of this PDF/SWF/HTML interactive spaghetti.