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.
Adobe Community Professional, Dec 16, 2020Dec 16, 2020
Laubender • Adobe Community Professional, Dec 16, 2020Dec 16, 2020
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.
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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).