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Indesign mixing up all my PDF weblink

New Here ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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can someone why InDesign transform ALL my weblink once I have attached a PDF to it??? I have been trying to fix this for 5h and it is impossible to get in touch with any support. All the links work perfectly on my PDF. I attached the PDF to my InDesign presentation and all the links are mixed up

 

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LEGEND , May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021
It should not work. You need to link after placing. You might have got an experiment or bug.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021
Clarification: When you place a PDF in an InDesign layout, all of the hyperlinks, accessibility tags, buttons, form fields, and other interactive features are gone. Once placed in the layout, the PDF acts just like a graphic. Nothing more.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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Happy to help - I'm just not sure how?

Can you elaborate on what you're doing - how you're doing it - what the result is vs the expected result?

I'm a bit confused.

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New Here ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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Hi, 

So I am creating a shopping list with clickable links for each product in Excel. I export each page as PDF. At this stage on each PDF all links work perfectly. Then I open my InDesign presentation, I link each PDF page of the shopping list to my document. I export my presentation in pdf for my client and this is where all 70% of the links get mixed up. when the original PDF are perfectly fine..... So if you have a solution I am more than happy to hear.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Please define InDesign presentation.

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New Here ,
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INdesign document composed of multiple pages to which links are placed and some text to compose an architectural  presentation

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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Are you saying you're placing a PDF in an InDesign document? If so, the interactivity in that PDF will not work in any other exported project. This is normal behavior.

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The interactivity works but just mixed up all links. 

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It should not work. You need to link after placing. You might have got an experiment or bug.

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So it shouldn't work at all? you can not attach a pDF with links on it into an InDesign document?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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Clarification:

When you place a PDF in an InDesign layout, all of the hyperlinks, accessibility tags, buttons, form fields, and other interactive features are gone.

 

Once placed in the layout, the PDF acts just like a graphic. Nothing more.

 

Bevi Chagnon | Designer & Technologist for Accessible InDesign + PDFs |
Books & Classes | PubCom

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New Here ,
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that's really crap for 2 products part of ADOBE,.....what a waste...

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New Here ,
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it just really odd that all the links still opened web pages then.. just not the correct one ...really odd as it means they were not acting as images

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LEGEND ,
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I think that maybe you have the text of the URLs in your PDF that you placed? This isn't a link, but Acrobat will scan pages for text that looks like URLs, and treat them as links.

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New Here ,
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yes obviously as it is weblinks to products so yes it is URL links.

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Sounds like Acrobat autodetecting URLs.

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Sounds like Acrobat autodetecting URLs.

By @BobLevine

 

Yes.

And they aren't fully featured links, either. Example, they are not fully accessible for accessibility compliance.

I wouldn't be surprised if there are other shortcomings with these "faux" hyperlinks, too.

 

Bevi Chagnon | Designer & Technologist for Accessible InDesign + PDFs |
Books & Classes | PubCom

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