HyperlinkTextDestination elements missing from anchored objects in exported icml
When exporting icml from InDesign, anchored objects with hyperlink text destinations inside of them are missing those destinations.
Steps to reproduce:
- Make a new document with text.
- Insert an anchored text frame with text into the story.
- Insert a hyperlink text destination into the anchored text frame.
- Create a hyperlink from outside of the text frame to inside of it.
- Export icml of the story.
In the exported icml, the hyperlink destination will be missing and the link will be broken.
I have a big project (500 pages in four languages) with a lot of literature and cross references which has to be finished in December 2022. At the moment I have the problem that I lose all cross-reference targets with every text update as soon as they are laid out floating. Please fix this bug urgently. Please.
Anne-Marie Concepcion commented
Completely agree, this must be fixed.
Chris Roueche commented
To go a bit further... if one is using InCopy, then checking-out and then checking back in a story like this currently looses information (destinations) and breaks the associated hyperlinks and cross-references. That doesn't seem good.
This bug applies to all InDesign versions I've tried, from CS6 on up to 2022 17.2.
Text anchors and paragraph destinations are story properties (they're stored in the text model) and, to adhere to Adobe's documented export philosophy, should be included in the ICML export so as not to lose data integrity.
Yes please fix this issue – I need hours of repairing the cross references – and only the thought to an update gives me a nightmare…