Too many hyperlinks?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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My 160 page document contains 100s of hyperlinks with over 100 text anchor hyperlink destinations. When exporting to pdf, I receive no error alerts. But, viewing the pdf proves that around three quarters of the hyperlinks do not function. A little investigating has revealed that it is the latter 3/4s of the hyperlink destinations (alphabetically sorted) that fail to function. Those same hyperlinks can

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Community Beginner , Apr 15, 2021 Apr 15, 2021
I didn't get any help from community or support, unfortunately. But, I believe I've determined the source of the issue. By creating a copy of the indd document and systematically removing hyperlink sets, exporting to pdf, and testing the later hyperlinks, I wasable to hone in on the issue.One of my hyperlink anchors had an apastrophe in its name. By removing the apostrophe from the anchor, all hyperlinks in the guide began to work. I suspect the apostrophe corrupted the coding somewhere in the c...

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..Those same hyperlinks can be used in the document by selecting the "go to destination" option. I cut myself off there 🙂

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What program are you using to create your document?

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Sorry, first time 🙂
The latest version of InDesign. Perhaps the wrong forum?

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Yes. You want the InDesign forum, and I'll move you there now. 🙂

The Using the Community forum is for help in using the Adobe Support Community forums, not for help with specific programs. Product questions should be posted in the associated product community.

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I didn't get any help from community or support, unfortunately. But, I believe I've determined the source of the issue. By creating a copy of the indd document and systematically removing hyperlink sets, exporting to pdf, and testing the later hyperlinks, I wasable to hone in on the issue.

One of my hyperlink anchors had an apastrophe in its name. By removing the apostrophe from the anchor, all hyperlinks in the guide began to work. I suspect the apostrophe corrupted the coding somewhere in the conversion-to-pdf process.

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