update hyperlink to page number in a book

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Have a book with 4 sections. In the first section is hyperlinks to pages in 4th section. When adding or deleting pages in the 4th section the hyperlink page number in the 1st section in not updating.

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Hi rlive99,

do you mean the tool tip that is showing the target page when you hover the mouse over the hyperlink's name in the Hyperlinks panel? The contents of the tool tip should change and should show the right page. However, that the name of the hyperlink itself will change is not to be expected.

 

Are you working with one single InDesign document or with an InDesign book file with several documents? If an InDesign book file: would this issue go away when you sync the page numbers in your InDesign book file?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Thank you for the response.

Like I said it is a book, in book mode with 4 sections or separate files. 

 

~Robert

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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In that first section, are you linking to pages or text anchors in the 4th section? If there's a particular bit of text you want to link to, a heading, for example, use text anchors not page # links.

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Thank you for the response.

I had already given up and redid everything as text anchors instead of hyperlinks. Good workaround. 

 

~Rober

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Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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Hi Robert,

I would try to sync all page numbers (again) with all four documents of the InDesign book file open.

 

How many pages do you have per document?

Are there different numbering systems for the four sections?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Synced all pages and entire book, ran numbering. Saved, closed, and reopened. 

All sections open thru the book method. 

Same numbering system throughout the 4 sections/book. (Automatic Page Numbering)

The total book is 840 pages. (5/390/253/392)

54 hyperlinks that I change to text anchors for a workaround. 

TOC updates and is correct. 

Just the hyperlink page number does not update to reflect any changes. 

 

~Robert

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