Indesign hyperlink

by Design Workshop Sydney

Adding hyperlinks to a PDF will increase the versatility of the document by adding an element on interactivity. We explore these features in our Adobe Indesign training courses.indesign-hyperlinks
For instance, to create the hyperlink shown here, first create the artwork elements: create a white circle with the Ellipse tool, pressing Shift to constrain it proportionately. Use the Paper swatch for the fill colour, located at the top of the Swatches panel. Use None for the stroke value.
Then create another text box and add the website address, for example Next select this address with the Type tool, and go to Window > Interactive > Hyperlinks. Open the Options menu and choose New Hyperlink. If you have the full address with www, you can choose New Hyperlink from URL. Double-click the label to see its properties. Note the various options for hyperlinks, websites, email addresses, pages. This will be converted to a hyperlink when you create the PDF.
Lastly use the Rotate tool to rotate the box about -20°. To do this just click and drag with the Rotate tool, or double-click to enter the value. And finally create the PDF, but don’t forget to tick Hyperlinks at the bottom of the General tab.
More tips can be found at the Adobe User Group which meets regularly in the city, and is a free forum for designers to discuss topics and the latest Indesign features. See many examples of our own clients’ work on our Facebook page.
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