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Convert URLs to Hyperlink - using InDesign Javascript

Community Beginner ,
Aug 23, 2020 Aug 23, 2020

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Hi Everyone,

How to click the "Convert All" button in the "Convert URLs to Hyperlink" menu, using indesign javascript.

 

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Please help me!!!

 

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Magesh

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 23, 2020 Aug 23, 2020
There is no script call for that. You'll have to write your own script to do that: find all URLs and convert the found text to hyperlinks. P.

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Aug 23, 2020 Aug 23, 2020

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There is no script call for that. You'll have to write your own script to do that: find all URLs and convert the found text to hyperlinks.

P.

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Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for this info, I've been searching for it to use in a batch convert, but only been getting the first URL fully converted when I use the URLtoHyperlinks.jsx.

Is it possible to edit the current URLtoHyperlinks.jsx to add the convert all bit (I'm currently trying to work this part out as I've never written a script before) and save it as another name?
Simone

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Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Is it possible to edit the current URLtoHyperlinks.jsx to add the convert all bit

No, that's not really possible. It's a complex script that depends on its user interface. You'll have to come up with your own conversion code.

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Aug 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020

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Adobe implemented the Convert to Hyperlinks box as a script, rather than a plugin, so it is not scriptable.

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Aug 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020

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Go to https://console.adobe.io/downloads/id

Click on InDesign >> Plugin SDK >> 2020 >> Cross Platform

Note there is also a scripting SDK which would be the more logical location, but I'm indeed talking about the Plugin SDK.

Be warned that this is a 500 MB download.

In the archive, you'll find source/open/components/converturltohyperlink/ConvertURLToHyperlink.jsx and related files.

This has been around in the SDK since CS5 and steadily grown in size by 50%, so it is likely the current source for the feature. I did not further look at it.

Dirk

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