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Shared Hyperlink Destinations: updating in a duplicate document?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

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So: I've created an InDesign document (v15.1.3) for a client, filled with hyperlinks to URLs. In most cases, I made these "Shared Hyperlink Destinations", since each one appears multiple times in the document - it reduces typos. So far, so good.

Now I have used that document - A-  as a template for a new document - B -, renaming and resaving. Right away I noticed that document B hangs when I work in the hyperlinks panel. Digging around, I see that those links preserved Document A - in other words, InDesign tries to open Document A to access the URL.

 

First of all, is that how it's supposed to work?
If so, is there a way to go through Document B and change the "destination document" for all links to B instead of A?
Or should I simply avoid shared hyperlink destinations when copying documents like this? I could make them all straight URLs, it's just more proofreading.

 

I've been manually changing the links in Document B, but InDesign doesn't make it easy.

Thanks,
David

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Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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Shared Hyperlink Destinations, when on, saves the URL in InDesign so you can use it in multiple InDesign documents. I prefer this to be off, since it overfills the list with old choices.

 

You might consider using cross-references, not hyperlinks, for links to other pages in your document.

Mike Witherell

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