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exporting PDF from InDesign.. Name of Text Anchor (in Pdf, its called as Named Destination) has chan

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Nov 18, 2023 Nov 18, 2023

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While exporting PDF from InDesign.. Name of Text Anchor (in Pdf, its called as Named Destination) has changed.

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for e.g. I defined Text Anchor as A1280# in InDesign

 

But in Pdf its shown as. DEMO.indd:A1280#:79120

 

First is the indd file name : defined Anchor name : (some random number)

 

I just want to know is there any logic behind this random number.? .. can I prevent this from happening?

 

I'm asking as I am creating links in PDF using JavaScript which referred to this Destinations to jump.(which have standard naming conventions like A1#, A2#, A3#...., )

 

Please find the attached screenshot.

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Nov 19, 2023 Nov 19, 2023

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Can you share your example document?

 

In Scripting there are:

- HyperlinkPageDestination

- HyperlinkExternalPageDestination

- HyperlinkTextDestination

- HyperlinkURLDestination

 

and each one have Name property.

 

The only document I have gives me something like that:

RobertTkaczyk_0-1700402202603.png

There are lines with ":" - but without 3rd random number...

 

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Nov 19, 2023 Nov 19, 2023

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  1. I ve created HyperlinkTextDestination named as A1280# in InDesign

     

    But in Pdf its shown as. DEMO.indd:A1280#:79120

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Nov 19, 2023 Nov 19, 2023

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Can you share a sample document? 

 

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Nov 19, 2023 Nov 19, 2023

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Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Not sure what would you like me to do with a PDF?? 

 

I need InDesign file... 

 

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I ve created HyperlinkTextDestination named as A1# in InDesign

 

But in Pdf its shown as. DEMO.indd:A1#:79478

 

I just want to know is there any logic behind this random number.? .. can I prevent this from happening?

 

 

 

I'm asking as I am creating links in PDF using JavaScript which referred to this Destinations to jump.(which have standard naming conventions like A1#, A2#, A3#...., )

 

Please find the attached screenshot.

Anchor2.PNG
 
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Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Like @Peter Kahrel said - InDesign is doing it in background ... but it should be possible to fix those names using JavaScript in Acrobat directly.

 

It's even possible to "inject" PDF with JavaScript - attached is a sample PDF I've produced some time ago - generated 100% automatically from a database.

 

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Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Text anchors are always exported the way you see them, that's the way it (apparently) is. When I create a new document and insert a text anchor A1#, it is shown in the exported PDF as xyz.indd:A1#:1, where 1 is a number. It's unlikely to be random (too short), what it really is I don't know.

 

But anyway, the answewr to your question is that InDesign adds a number to the text anchor's name. There's nothing you can do to prevent that. If you want to get rid of that number you'll have to do that in Acrobat

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Nov 27, 2023 Nov 27, 2023

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Thanks @Peter Kahrel .. even I thought the same that I have to do something in pdf.

 

For that I already asked in forum.

 

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Is there any way to get all the named destination s and can rename it using javascript.?.. as for me, text Anchor naming standard s are same.

While exporting pdf it appended InDesign file name and some random number along with original text Anchor name that I have to remove..

 

Could you please guide with it.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/how-to-jump-to-the-named-destination/m-p/14243883...

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