How do I set InDesign hyperlinks to open a new tab in browser

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Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Hi

 

I am trying to work out how to set InDesign hyperlinks to open a new tab in a browser. It is not convenient for me to recreate or edit the links in Acrobat as we have alot of links within documents, so I am looking for an InDesign solution.

 

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Daniel

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Adobe Employee , Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021
Hi Daniel,  I am afraid, InDesign doesn't have this option right now. Please share this as a feature request here ( https://indesign.uservoice.com/ ). This forum is directly monitored by our developers, they might look into implementing it in future releases. Regards, Srishti

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Hi Daniel, 

 

I am afraid, InDesign doesn't have this option right now. Please share this as a feature request here ( https://indesign.uservoice.com/ ).

This forum is directly monitored by our developers, they might look into implementing it in future releases.

 

Regards,

Srishti

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Hi Srishti

 

Thanks for the feedback, I have added the request to the forum as suggested. Hopefully this is something that can be incorporated quickly as it seems like a simple feature that would benefit alot of people. As it stands I have to use an ugly flipbook software method which seems a bit dated but does allow this feature as standard.

 

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Danel

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Give link to your request on uservoice here. And somebody who likes your idea will add "plus" if knows where your post.  

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Add target="_blank" in Indesign hyperlink

 

 

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Scratch that - I was thinking of something else - apologies.

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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That's fine, I tried it just in case it worked.

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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I have been researching the same thing for hours now and I'm on Adobe Help Chat but not looking good.

To me, the ability to determine HOW a hyperlink opens is just as important as the link itself. The fact that code that's been used as an <A> tag modifier since HTML 3 is still not available is amazing to me when I see all the pointless features I never use in InDesign being added. Acrobat has the ability to read it since it's the only current way to set a Target="_blank" to get a new window at the current time. If Acrobat can read it, InDesign should be able to insert in and keep it with the hyperlink library for future updates. This isn't a bug, to me this is a broken feature.

Here's an additional place to insert your comments and suggestins, since this one doesn't seem to be getting much traction.
https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/37223290-op...

 

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