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Maintaining pdf hyperlinks when imported/placed in InDesign

New Here ,
Jun 20, 2021 Jun 20, 2021

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I work in publishing, primarily creating magazines. Most often we place ads, as pdfs, on our InDesign pages. Is there any way to maintain a pdf's hyperlinks when it's placed in InDesign? It would sure make my job easier.

In instances where the ads take up a full page, I can edit the pdf in Acrobat and replace the page with the original pdf file, but that's an awful lot of back-and-forth to integrate two products created by the same darn company.

I'd even consider buying a 3rd-party plugin, if such a thing existed, to save myself the hassle of having to manually recreate the links for our advertisers, every time we publish a magazine.

I'm not holding my breath, as the internet seems to want to tell me that this simply isn't possible, but figured I'd turn to the experts.

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Feature request, Import and export, Publish online

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Jun 20, 2021 Jun 20, 2021

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It simply is not possible as the imported pdf is not "live" and editable but rather functions as an imported image when it comes into the InDesign file.

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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Thanks, Bill. Boy, I sure wish Adobe could make this integration possible. Ah well, back to my drawing board. 🙂

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