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Copy hyperlinks

Post by Terkelsen » Tue May 10, 2022 8:43 am

I'm trying to make an action, that will copy a hyperlink form one page and paste on to another page. Apparently the action "Select external hyperlink annotation" doesn't select anything? Does anyone have experience with this?

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Re: Copy hyperlinks

Post by JimmyHartington » Tue May 10, 2022 9:27 am

Does not seem possible. I just tried.
And I can remember I have used the move page content, where all the visual elements moved but not the hyperlinks.
So it seems the actions are not programmed to change annotations the same way as "regular" objects.

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Re: Copy hyperlinks

Post by Terkelsen » Tue May 10, 2022 9:39 am

That's my experience as well. I'm just wondering what the "Select external hyperlink annotations" does if it doesn't select external hyperlink annotations :roll: :roll:

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Re: Copy hyperlinks

Post by JimmyHartington » Tue May 10, 2022 9:55 am

If you select them, you can remove the selection. But apparently not copy it.

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Re: Copy hyperlinks

Post by Terkelsen » Tue May 10, 2022 10:06 am

Hmm, I see, but that doesn't solve my current challenge.

I have a spread that contains hyperlinks on the right side of the spread. I need to split the spread in single pages, but when I do that the hyperlinks are still on the empty right side of page one. :(

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Re: Copy hyperlinks

Post by JimmyHartington » Tue May 10, 2022 10:49 am

I think you need to contact Enfocus support and see what they say.
Because I think Pitstop does not handle annotations very well in this regard.

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Re: Copy hyperlinks

Post by bens » Fri May 13, 2022 1:11 pm

Note that Acrobat automatically creates links from text that starts with something like "http://". There is never a real hyperlink in the file, Acrobat just pretends it's there.
I'm not saying that's the case for you, but it could be.

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Re: Copy hyperlinks

Post by john.dean@esko.com » Mon May 16, 2022 8:02 pm

I was trying to work around this issue by inserting a blank before each page, then pasting the content forward. Then, altering page boxes to get to the single page trim.

What we are trying to avoid is the behavior where the hyperlink is associated with page one of a two-page spread. When breaking the spread, the hyperlink is still attached to page one. So, doing a "copy forward" maneuver could be the answer. This needs further experimenting.
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