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Creating hyperlinks from URLs

Creating hyperlinks in your InDesign document is a pretty simple task, but if your document has lots of hyperlinks, you might save yourself some time and drudgery by having InDesign find all the URLs in your document and automatically make them into live hyperlinks. But just be aware that this feature does have a pretty big flaw. The convert URLs to hyperlinks feature is a lot like InDesign's standard Find/Change, and it will find any URLs lurking in your documents. In fact, it might be trying a little too hard to find URLs and it'll end up making hyperlinks out of lots of things that aren't really URLs.

So for example, here have a text frame in my document and I have some things that really look like URLs with .com, org, .biz, and so forth, and then I have some other things. I'll zoom in and here I have InDesign.InDesign, InDesign.zz. I have some file names. I have an email address. And here I just have a simple typo where I forgot to put a space after the period. So let&...

Creating hyperlinks from URLs
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Creating hyperlinks from URLs provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

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