In exported PDF, Hyperlinks jump to wrong page when their Text Anchor destination has moved to a different page due to reflow
In my InDesign file I have a Contents page with 10 hyperlinks to the first page of my 10 chapters. I created Text Anchor Hyperlink destinations on all 10 target pages, and then created Hyperlinks to them from the Contents page.
The document is 180 pages long and uses a Primary Text Frame, and all the text anchors are contained within the main text flow.
In 9 of these cases, clicking the hyperlinks in the exported PDF jumps to the correct page, but in one of them, clicking jumps to the NEXT page following the text anchor.
However, if I test the hyperlink within the Links panel, it jumps to the correct page.
If I jump to the destination by clicking the anchor in the Hyperlinks panel, this problematic link does jump to the correct page, but something is breaking in the export process which is causing it to jump to the wrong page when clicked in the PDF
I realise that this happens when new pages have been inserted and removed again as part of Smart Reflow, causing the text anchor to end up on a different page to the one it was created on.
Working in Indesign 14.0.1 on Windows 7 and viewing the PDF in Acrobat DC.
Thanks for your help!
Kim M commented
I see this post is years old. I have the same issue with exporting; the links work within Indesign, but after exporting to EPUB, the last several links in the TOC link to the wrong page (they all link to the same page). I've been searching the web for answers and have found nothing.
Hello, Have you found a solution to your problem? I have a similar problem. I have page hyper links in the table of contents that link to another document in my indesign book. These links work fine in indesign but when I export into PDF, the links don't work (they send to the first page of the document).