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InDesign Hyperlinks breaking when over two lines

New Here ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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Hello,

 

I've searched the InDesign forum but can't seem to find a solution to my issue.  When I copy and paste or even manually type in a hyperlink address which spans over two lines - when converted to PDF it breaks at the end of the first line.

I've enabled "Show Hidden Characters" and there's no breaks showing. I've set to [No Language] and this hasn't resolved the issue.  I could set the character style to "No Breaks" but as the column text is wrapped around pull out text and inside a box it jumps to the line where the pull out text/box finishes. I also have hypenate disabled.

 

I'm also on the latest version of InDesign 2020 - 15.1.1

 

Attached is a PDF of the page I'm having an issue with. Any feedback would be much appreciated, thank you.

 

Kind regards

Barry

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020
Your screen shows press quality *without* include Hyperlinks.  What happens if you ... Turn that switch on or Export to Interactive PDF?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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Setting to No Language is not the way...

What does your Hyperlinks panel say about the links? Do they green light?

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New Here ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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Hi Mike,

 

Thanks for replying.

 

The hyperlink has the hyperlink url a underlined number 2 (click to select source) and a green light.

 

Kind regards

Barry

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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So, in other words, when you look at the Hyperlink Options, you see the whole URL spelled correctly and not truncated, correct?

Mike Witherell

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What recipe preset are you using for exporting the PDF?

Mike Witherell

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New Here ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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I've set to Press Quality - default settings.  Thank you

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Your screen shows press quality *without* include Hyperlinks. 

What happens if you ...

Turn that switch on

or

Export to Interactive PDF?

Mike Witherell

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New Here ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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Hi Mike,

 

Everytime I select "include hyperlinks" InDesign crashes everytime!

 

Just made a discovery just now, If I convert to PDF in "High Quality Print" the link is working fine, the whole hyperlink is intact! Strange!

 

Just like to say thank you for acknowledging my query/issue - I'll put together the magazine and see if it works throughout.

 

Again, thank you.

 

Barry

 

 

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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OK.......no offense intended....but there's a whole lot of chit-chat back and forth here about what's happening and how to fix it.........BUT no one comes out and prints a definitive SOLUTION.

 

1. Here's the problem: when you flow text that contains a (usually long) URL into a layout that (usually) has narrow columns and the URL/hyperlink ends up spanning over a line-break......InDesign doesn't seem to have the brains to know that the URL continues on the next line.......and puts some sort of BREAK at the middle of the line, thereby KILLING the usability of the link.

 

2. WHAT IS THE SOLUTION????

Thanks.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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Including hyperlinks did the trick for me. For what it's worth, the only hyperlinks that Acrobat choked on were those where the long URL broke after a slash.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 25, 2020 Jul 25, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I hope your issue is resolved now. We'd appreciate if you can mark the appropriate answer correct.

If you used any other method, please share it here. It'll help other users having similar concern.

If you still have issues, let us know. We'll be happy to help.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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