Open hyperlinks in new tab
You could update the software with the function to open hyperlinks in new tab within PDFs and other formats. This is very necessary.
KatieBeth Pierson commented
Please create an option to have hyperlinks open in a new tab and/or window. The ability to determine HOW a hyperlink opens is just as important as the link itself. This feature is vital for many of the projects I design. Please add this!
ankush rao commented
This should have to be posted as an idea. It's a very basic yet important workflow to be added to any software as the majority of us use a browser to access PDFs and even documents. Even though such a simple feature has been requested 4 yrs back and has not been actioned yet.
Ash J commented
Hey Adobe, I've got quarterly catalogues with 700+ links. Customer feedback is that they want links to open in new tabs. Clicking forward and back doesn't retain page numbers. Please action this..
Leonardo Muñoz commented
2023 and this is not happening yet. Please, we need it.
Kerstin Diehn commented
I'm working on a 150 page document with over 200 hyperlinks. I do not want to manually do this in Acrobat! Please set up an option in Indesign.
Meridith Paulhus commented
It would be great if the developers could edit the InDesign Hyperlinks palette to include some kind of access to edit the HTML that is generated for each hyperlink, so that designers could customize it to include target="_blank". Perhaps it's a simple radio button that gets clicked to automatically add that command to any selected hyperlink's HTML behind the scenes. However it might be done, it would be very helpful to those of us who are publishing PDFs that folks access online and then happen to open inside of their web browser instead of downloading to their desktop. In this scenario, since they are viewing the PDF in their browser, when they click on an external link in the PDF, the view of the PDF is replaced by whatever link they clicked on, and they would have to use their browser's back button to get back to the PDF. Not ideal.
Lolita Fournier commented
Hey adobe !! Please add this features it is SO MUCH needed !
Matt Reed commented
Come on Adobe! Add this feature please
The ability to have a PDF's Hyperlink opening in a new tab, and not opening on the same tab where the person viewing will lose it's current reading progress.
I hope this is being taken seriously, because it seems a lot of people have this issue and it seems to be a feature requested for a long time now.
Looking forward to be able to use this feature!
Sint Jozef Geel commented
When readers open a pdf in a browser (which is default behaviour with new installations these days) a hyperlink opens in the same browser-tab as the current document ... thus closing the pdf that is being read ... not the behaviour you want (i think).
I tested this with the current version of Chrome and Firefox.
Jonathan Jones commented
Add it, please!
Mark Lucas commented
Hey Adobe — no-brainer — I've been using you apps since the 1980s; this isn't the era of Aldus PageMaker. How hard can it be to add this feature?!
Informatica Multimedia commented
This is still an issue years later! Adobe, please action this! My organization has to manually open each PDF and EPUB we produce as HTML to manually edit the <a href> tags to get the behaviour we require on our doc portal. This wastes so much of our time for something we're astonished isn't available OOTB.
C'est une fonctionnalité qui serait très interessante
Susan Kidney commented
This is critical to implement! We create patient guides for people with cancer. Our readers MUST be able to click on a link and digest that material without losing their place in the book. Shame on you Adobe.
Franco Darget commented
Its a really basic function!
Luciana Ok commented
OMG! I was also looking how to do it! Actually I´d like to export a HTML document, so I´d expect the open in blank page, for hiperlinks, would exist...
Joe Dragt commented
Yes...this needs to happen! Spent a lot of time searching for a work around for such a simple thing and sadly I do not think it exists.
David Goebelbecker commented
I agree with the speakers below.... the ability to determine HOW a hyperlink opens is just as important as the link itself. The fact that code that's been used as an <A> tag modifier since HTML 3 is still not available is amazing to me when I see all the pointless features I never use in InDesign being added. Acrobat has the ability to read it since it's the only current way to set a Target="_blank" to get a new window at the current time. If Acrobat can read it, InDesign should be able to insert in and keep it with the hyperlink library for future updates. This isn't a bug, to me this is a broken feature.
I cannot believe it's still not possible to open a link in a new tab with Indesign docs. It's a basic function. Please add this feature. I love Indesign but this is a major flaw in the system that seems an easy fix.