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  • Make InDesign-to-pdf hyperlinks open in new tab instead of same tab (online ebook)

    Hello, I need some advice concerning creating hyperlinks in InDesign document. I want them to open in new tab of an online ebook pdf document. I am working on InDesign CS6 and it seems that this option is not obvious. There are about 100 already linked items. Will be grateful for any help. Have a great day

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    Short answer is. No there's no way to do this in InDesign. I feel your pain that it affects 100s of hyperlinks, but this link explains how to update the links in Acrobat to generally work: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/509409

    And this goes into ore detail on other possible workarounds: https://forums.adobe.com/message/3683800#3683800

    If the PDF is hosted on a page you control, you might be able to use css/javascript to force all inks to open in a new tab: ​https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...in-new-windows
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      And, while this is sloppy, you could simply have a note somewhere on the PDF that users should ctrl click (or cmnd click on Mac) which will open the link in a new tab on most desktop browsers (I'm looking at you IE)
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      • #4
        Craig, this seems the most reasonable of all the solutions I've considered so far. Thanks!

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          You're welcome.
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