Retain hyperlinks within imported PDF files and export PDF file from InDesign
With many publications hosted online, we receive a lot of adverts containing hyperlinks as advertisers embrace the fact that specific web pages, websites, YouTube videos, Podcasts, email, social media and more can be embedded. Unfortunately, InDesign only see PDF files as image objects; therefore, hyperlinks are lost when the artwork is exported as a new PDF.
We currently patch transparent objects over the artwork, select text, then copy and paste to apply links to ensure all are seen after the PDF has been exported from our InDesign file.
To retain imported links with PDF files would be a huge time-saver. 🙏