Add ability to convert a cross-document shared destination hyperlink to a regular URL without losing/re-entering the link
In order to help avoid broken and/or inadvertent cross-document shared links, please:
Add a function to the Edit Hyperlink dialog to CONVERT a hyperlink url currently shared from another document into a normal self-sufficient url unlinked from the source document. (Currently, making this change to a hyperlink requires the user to change the selection in the "Link To:" dropdown menu from "Shared Destination" to "URL" which clears the previous the URL, and then hunt down the source URL and manually re-input it.)
Add the ability to apply this conversion to multiple selected hyperlinks at one time from the Hyperlinks panel.
When PASTING content with shared hyperlinks from one doc to another, add a dialog step noting that the user is pasting a hyperlink shared from another doc, with the option to convert this pasted shared hyperlink to become self-sufficient (not linking to the source document).
When packaging an Indesign doc, in the "Package" dialog, add the option of converting all links shared from other documents into self-sufficient links.
While you're at it, please allow users to DESELECT "Shared Hyperlink Destination" by default when creating a new hyperlink, to help avoid the cross-document linking mess in the first place.
Shared Destination Hyperlink is a powerful feature that can be extremely frustrating when unintentionally applied across multiple documents. If the source document is ever moved or renamed, any shared destination hyperlink from that document in any OTHER document will break. And fixing the mess is a ridiculously arduous manual process. It's currently WAY too easy to unnecessarily create and propagate unintentionally shared-source links across multiple documents. Users would appreciate a little help recovering from or avoiding unintended cross-document links and the inevitable mess that results.