/ Id-Extras Forum / add hyperlink in Data Merge
September 14, 2020 at 3:52 pm #6151ross
Can you find a way to add the hyperlink data field when using Data Merge? Why can we generate a QR code, but not add a simple URL to a box or a text or whatever you want, visibile in an interactive PDF? I’m creating press releases and this is turning me into a monkey : (September 14, 2020 at 5:08 pm #6252~~Ariel~~Participant
You’re right that it doesn’t seem possible to add a plain hyperlink during datamerge, only QR codes!
However, you could add the hyperlink as a plain text field, and then go to Type > Hyperlinks & Cross-references > Convert URLs to Hyperlinks.
Does that not work for you?September 15, 2020 at 7:25 am #6253ross
I don’t what to the hyperlink to be seen, my idea was to add a button or the QR code itself whit the hyperlink included.
Isn’t this insane? I can generate a QR code or a Business Card, but not a simple hyperlinkSeptember 15, 2020 at 8:32 am #6254~~Ariel~~Participant
Yes, it probably is a feature that should have been included. You could add your request here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests
I know that Adobe do follow that list and work especially on requests that get a lot of votes.
Oh wait, here you are! https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/38815231-hyperlink-in-data-merge
So the main point is that rather than have a text link (which is clickable in a PDF), you’d like to have that turned into a button? Could you not just add a thick underline to the hyperlink to make it look like a button?September 15, 2020 at 1:47 pm #6255ross
I don’t want the hyperlink as a text : (
You can add the hyperlink to a box or a button, I didn’t think this was so hard
I have a press release so I’m creating a layout with date, magazine / web portal and I just want to add the QR code in the printed version redirecting to the original article OR a button (or the QR code as well) so they’ll be taken to the same page.
Thanks anywayDecember 11, 2022 at 1:19 am #7113Jonathan
This is a few years old but still a current topic as adobe did NOTHING to improve this. I stumbled upon this post with the same question. And a found a solution (that works, well for us): Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAuQ3KsTJck
This is MyDataMerge, an external application for managing data merge in InDesign made by 3 guys. They added so many features to the datamerge including hyperlinks. Why can’t you, Adobe?