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Hyperlink in a pop-up

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Jan 08, 2019

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I need some help 🙂

I am creating an interactive PDF in InDesign. I have buttons that when clicked a pop-up appears (pop-up is a text box). In some of these pop-ups I need to add a hyperlink so the user can click and be taken to a web page.

I can set the text as a hyperlink fine but when you click on it nothing happens in Acrobat.....

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Sarah,

MSOs ( multi state objects ) will not work at all with PDFs.

You'll only see the active state of an MSO in an exported interactive PDF.

Regards,
Uwe

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Hyperlink in a pop-up

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I need some help 🙂

I am creating an interactive PDF in InDesign. I have buttons that when clicked a pop-up appears (pop-up is a text box). In some of these pop-ups I need to add a hyperlink so the user can click and be taken to a web page.

I can set the text as a hyperlink fine but when you click on it nothing happens in Acrobat.....

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Sarah,

MSOs ( multi state objects ) will not work at all with PDFs.

You'll only see the active state of an MSO in an exported interactive PDF.

Regards,
Uwe

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Hi,

Can you confirm the version of the Operating system and InDesign you are using?

A screenshot might help us understand better your issue.

Thanks

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Hi, I'm using Adobe InDesign CC 2019 and MacOS High Sierra.

One of my colleagues is trying to get this result using object states, hoping this will work!

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Hi Sarah,

MSOs ( multi state objects ) will not work at all with PDFs.

You'll only see the active state of an MSO in an exported interactive PDF.

Regards,
Uwe

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One thing that you can't do is have a nested hyperlink or button within another interactive element.

But here is what you can do:

- The trigger button would have Show/Hide actions

- Then make 2 separate interactive elements, one for the text, one for the hyperlink

- The trigger button will activate and show both text and link elements in tandem

If you need, I can share a sample file

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Thank you Jeffrey, your answer really helped me out.

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Hi Jeffrey,

I´m having the same issue and would appreciate a lot if you share a sample file.

Many thanks! 

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Here is a link to Indesign document and PDF that shows a workaround to having a hyperlink in a popup

https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/62ea7a44-4f32-486a-6951-8bef27146da6

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You can´t imagine how much you´ve just helped me with your documents! Many thanks Jeffrey! 

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