Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting and editing hyperlink destinations, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
…In the last movie I introduced you to…the idea of creating a text anchor destination.…A text anchor is a type of shared destination and they're really helpful.…But there are two kinds of other…hyperlink destinations as well, URL and page destinations.…For example, I have my interactive catalog open from the exercise files…folder and I'm going to select this group on the first page.…Then I'll open my hyperlinks panel and…you'll notice that a hyperlink was selected automatically…for me.…That's because this hyperlink is assigned to this group.…Remember, groups act as single objects in InDesign so that…you can assign a hyperlink to an entire group of objects.…
Now I can see up here at the top of the hyperlinks panel that…this is pointing to RAAMD.com and it's inside this group of hyperlinks down here.…That group is called Main Roux website, and…the fact that it's inside this group means…that these are all pointing to the same place, the same…URL, and that this group Main Roux website is a shared destination.…
- Creating a new interactive document
- Linking to URLs and mail addresses
- Creating bookmarks
- Adding buttons with rollover states
- Adding text, list, and submit fields to forms
- Embedding audio and video
- Adding page transitions
- Best practices for exporting high-quality interactive PDF files
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I am trying to turn objects in a layered InDesign document into buttons, following the lessons in Chapter 3, but they don't show up when I export to PDF. What's wrong?
A: This is a known issue with InDesign, stacked layers, and buttons. The final stacking order in your PDF is actually determined by the order the buttons are created, not the stacking order of the layers in your document. David Blatner has researched and proposed a solution to this issue on his InDesign Secrets blog. Read more about it here.
Q: This course was updated on 01/17/2014. What changed?
A: The author updated three movies in the "Links and Bookmarks" chapter, since the behavior of hyperlinks has recently changed in InDesign CC.