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How to add rollover text to a non-URL hyperlink

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Hello!

 

I've got an InDesign document that contains a simple side-bar menu containing links to chapters - see the attached image. The side-bar shows the relevant page number of each chapter -  these are all hyperlinked, so when exported to PDF it allows you to click to navigate to a particular page.

 

What I'm trying (and failing) to add is some text that pops up when you hover/roll over the numbers  showing the chapter title. So you can hover/roll the mouse over the number, see the chapter title and then click through to go to the page. I've tried the following:

 

a) changing the numbers to buttons and adding rollover text in the description - when I export to PDF it shows the rollover text but then removes the hyperlink

 

b) I've then tried to add the hyperlink as an action item in the button panel, however when exporting I get a message saying the 'Go to page' action doesn't work in PDF

 

c) I've also tried having two layers - the buttom on top with the rollover text and then the hyperlinked objects (page numbers) sitting behind them, but this still doesn't seem to work

 

It seems like such a simple thing to include rollover text but I just can't seem to find a solution. It seems to work on URL hyperlinks (i.e. you get a pop up of text and it also links) but not on page hyperlinks within a document.

Any thoughts or guidance are most welcome! Thanks!

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Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

It's best to have "simple" hyperlinks; there will be issues with mobile devices with roll-over buttons.

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How to add rollover text to a non-URL hyperlink

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Hello!

 

I've got an InDesign document that contains a simple side-bar menu containing links to chapters - see the attached image. The side-bar shows the relevant page number of each chapter -  these are all hyperlinked, so when exported to PDF it allows you to click to navigate to a particular page.

 

What I'm trying (and failing) to add is some text that pops up when you hover/roll over the numbers  showing the chapter title. So you can hover/roll the mouse over the number, see the chapter title and then click through to go to the page. I've tried the following:

 

a) changing the numbers to buttons and adding rollover text in the description - when I export to PDF it shows the rollover text but then removes the hyperlink

 

b) I've then tried to add the hyperlink as an action item in the button panel, however when exporting I get a message saying the 'Go to page' action doesn't work in PDF

 

c) I've also tried having two layers - the buttom on top with the rollover text and then the hyperlinked objects (page numbers) sitting behind them, but this still doesn't seem to work

 

It seems like such a simple thing to include rollover text but I just can't seem to find a solution. It seems to work on URL hyperlinks (i.e. you get a pop up of text and it also links) but not on page hyperlinks within a document.

Any thoughts or guidance are most welcome! Thanks!

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Correct answer by Derek Cross | Adobe Community Professional

It's best to have "simple" hyperlinks; there will be issues with mobile devices with roll-over buttons.

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It's best to have "simple" hyperlinks; there will be issues with mobile devices with roll-over buttons.

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