Export Presets in InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Hello,
Might anyone be able to assist me in understanding why these buttons will not publish with the icon on them AND be a clickable button that take you to the URL? I can get one without the others. Either the link is clickable without an icon as shown below or the icon is visible with the button and the text (last image) but then the button no longer works. 
Thanks in advance for any assistance. 

 

Capturenonicon.PNGCapturepresets.PNGCapturebuttonimage.PNG

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021
Either you build an InDesign button object out of this group of objects or you apply a hyperlink to the group of objects. If you try to solve this with a button object you need to export to PDF Interactive to maintain button functionality. See screenshots from my German InDesign below. Button state "Normal" contains a group of objects: Group with a hyperlink applied: Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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Buttons and all objects with states like MultiState objects will not export functional when exporting to PDF for print.

If you want a functional button you have to export to PDF Interactive. However, hyperlinks will work if you do not export to a print centric preset like any of the PDF/X sets and you enabled the checkbox for Hyperlinks.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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Uwe, 
Thank you for your quick response. I am able to to get those buttons to works as functional URLs but not with the icon on them. 

Capturecompare.PNG

 ^ this one with the icon does not work as a link but the one on the right without the icon does. 

Should I be grouping the icon with the button to try and get it to both view and function how I need it to? 

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Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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Interactivity will always come to the top. Group the icon with the text before converting it to a button.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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Bob! 
THANK YOU! 

I knew it was something silly, it wasn't wanting to group with icon since I converted grey rectangle with text because like you said, I make it a button before group it. 
I really appreciate your guidence. I think I should have realized this but it's my first time using InDesign even though I have taken hours of LinkedIn Learning for InDesign. haha

 

I appreciate the quick resposes from both memebers on this thred. 

 

Cheers, 

Wendy 

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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I have tried all the ways to select both object so that I can group them but for some reson I cannot get them to both select without the other one deselecting. 

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Either you build an InDesign button object out of this group of objects or you apply a hyperlink to the group of objects.

If you try to solve this with a button object you need to export to PDF Interactive to maintain button functionality.

 

See screenshots from my German InDesign below.

 

Button state "Normal" contains a group of objects:

GroupAsButtonStateNormal-1.PNG

 

Group with a hyperlink applied:

GroupWithHyperlink-1.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Got it! Thanks again! I just need to convert all my buttons back to objects and copy that link from the button into the hyperlink field. Working well. 

Thanks again for the suppport!

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