Hyperlinks not exporting in Data Merge

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Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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I have several places in my InDesign document where I have text that is hyperlinked to a URL. Whenever, I export the document to a PDF (File --> Export -->Save)  I need to select the "Include Hyperlinks" when selecting the export preferences. 

 

However, whenever I go to export a document through the data merge function the "Hyperlinks" box is greyed out. My document has nearly 30 URLs so it would not be feasible for me to go into Acrobat to add them manually.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
Hi Daniel, the PDF export capabilities in the Data Merge panel are limited. That's no bug, it's a missing feature. ( Ahem! ) So a workaround would be to merge to an InDesign document and export to PDF (Print) from that document. Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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Hi Daniel,

the PDF export capabilities in the Data Merge panel are limited. That's no bug, it's a missing feature. ( Ahem! )

So a workaround would be to merge to an InDesign document and export to PDF (Print) from that document.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Dec 18, 2020 Dec 18, 2020

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If you still want to do it automatically you have to use scripts or third party tools. If you are on macOS have a look at MyDataMerge which can merge to InDesigns interactive PDFs (containing hyperlinks).

https://mydatamerge.com 

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