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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?
Thanks for posting on the forum.
To troubleshoot, I’ll really need to see the document.
First, though, it’s worth checking that the GREP expressions that you’ve created (or that were created automatically by Footwork) are not finding some extra “footnotes” by mistake. However, judging by the screenshot you sent previously, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
So, I’ll need to have the document to check what’s going on. Are you able to send it to me?
Great. Just one last thing: If sometimes despite the above LiveTOC does not seem to be able to find an entry, you can help it. Select just a few words from a TOC entry (not the whole paragraph). Select words that you know appear in the target chapter title. Now when you run LiveTOC with these words selected, it will ignore all other settings (except the list of paragraph styles you have chosen at the top), and search only for those selected words.
This is quite a useful tip, as it can often be that an entry doesn’t exactly match the chapter title, for whatever reason. (The disadvantage is that it only works on one entry at a time, of course. So I usually start by selecting the whole TOC, running liveTOC, and then fixing the remaining few entries that didn’t work one by one using this method.)
Instead of the setting “Until end of paragraph”, use: “until right-indent tab”.
LiveTOC is going to search from the first word until whatever you tell it. If you tell it “end of paragraph” it will search for a chapter title that includes a right-indent tab and the page number, so obviously it will never find it, because that doesn’t exist in the book.
(When there is a soft break in the TOC, it stops searching there, and so finds the paragraph.)
It’s not usually necessary to run LiveTOC twice on the same TOC entry (since the page numbers automatically update). But if you do, make sure to change the existing cross-referenced page number back to 000, so that LiveTOC will know where to add the new page number.
What exactly is the chapter title that LiveTOC is not managing to find? Can you post a screenshot here (with invisible characters – spaced, etc. – showing)?
Also, please post a screenshot of your LiveTOC settings.
I have never heard of a portable version of InDesign (it sounds like someone might have sold you an unlicensed version). Unfortunately, the way the Id-Extras licenses work, they are linked to a specific Adobe user account. You should be logged onto to your Adobe account when activating the script, and then it will travel with InDesign on whatever computer you activate your account.
Have you tried closing and reopening FormMaker?
I’d be happy to take a look at your InDesign file to see if I get the same results with it.
Hmm, it seem to be working fine for me on Mojave — see the attached screen capture.
What version Mac OS version are you on?
Also, obviously to see the Actions attached to the button, the button must be selected in InDesign.
I’ll take a look and post back.
Your Id-Extras license is linked to your Adobe Creative Cloud account, not to a specific computer.
So if you make sure to log in to the same Adobe account on the new computer as you were using on the old, damaged computer, there should be no problem activating the script on the new computer.
See also here: https://www.id-extras.com/reactivation-woes-youve-got-new-computer-doesnt-let-activate-product
Does that help?
I found the purchase, it is more than 12 months ago, but as the release of the upgrade was within 12 months, you are eligible for a free upgrade.
To get the free upgrade, please click on the link below.
At checkout, instead of paying with Paypal, select Bank Transfer and proceed as usual with the checkout.
This will be approved manually our end, and at that point your account will be upgraded.
The latest version has these features.
If your purchase was within the last 12 months, you are eligible for a free upgrade. When was the original purchase?
Otherwise, an upgrade is available for $29. Here’s a link: http://www.id-extras.com/shopping-cart/?wp_eStore_add_to_cart=84
Thanks for pointing this out.
I’ve updated the installer. Please download a fresh copy and try again: https://www.id-extras.com/one-click-export-indesign-to-word/
You can download all your purchases here: https://www.id-extras.com/shopping-cart/my-account/
Use the email address you used to make the purchase, and links (and reminders of the serial numbers) will be sent to that address.
Not directly through the website – subscriptions can only be purchased one at a time on the website.
But it can be arranged. Contact me by email (admin [at] id-extras.com) with the details and I’ll be happy to help out.
ArielAugust 3, 2020 at 8:10 am in reply to: LiveTOC script not recognize paragraphs with quotes and quotation mark #6228
There does seem to be a strange bug in InDesign with straight quote marks and the case-insensitive switch (?i).
Do you get this problem also if you use curly quotes (“ ”) or gershayim (״)?
Thanks Camilo! Glad the issue is sorted.
In which folder did you install the script?
This particular script (it’s the only Id-Extras like this for now), needs to be installed in the “startup scripts” folder.
To get to that folder, in InDesign, in the Scripts Panel, right-click on the folder called “Application” and select “Reveal in Explorer/Finder”.
When you do that, you’ll see a folder called “startup scripts”, and that’s where Always Fit Spread goes. (See the attached screenshot.)
I don’t think this issue has anything to do with Catalina.
Let me know how it goes!
The first step with Footwork is to use the “Detach” function.
So, open an InDesign document that has regular footnotes (“in a single text box”).
Select that text frame, and run Footwork.
In Footwork, click on the “Detach” tab, and click on the “Detach” button to detach the footnotes.
You can now return to the main tab and click on the “Compose” button to layout the the text.
This is all explained in the User Guide that comes with the demo download, in the Quick Start section (on p. 4).
The simplest way to get this to work is to start with a document that has footnotes, and then to use the “Detach” function in Footwork to detach the footnotes. When you allow Footwork to detach the footnotes, it sets everything else up so that it just works.
However, if you cannot do that because the footnotes are supplied as a separate text, then there are a few steps that have to be taken and these are described in the User Guide starting on p. 17.
The basic error message you’re getting is saying that Footwork expects you to tell it which text frame contains the footnotes, and which frame contains the main text. You should give the first frame of the main text some name in the Layers panel (make sure to name the text frame, and not the layer its in). Then you should give exactly the same name to the first text frame of the footnotes text, but add a * at the end. So if the first text frame of the main text is called “Chapter1” in the layers panel, the first frame of the footnote text should be called “Chapter1*”.
But since other steps are required as well, for testing purposes and until you get a hang of the software, I really recommend starting with some text that has regular InDesign footnotes, and then using Footwork to detach them.
The User Guide comes with a Quick Start section (on p. 4).
Hope that helps, if you have any other questions post back!July 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm in reply to: having problems registering my demo [Auto Character Styles] #6218
Third time lucky. Try it now, I think it should work.
Ok, half way there…July 20, 2020 at 11:54 am in reply to: having problems registering my demo [Auto Character Styles] #6216
I believe I’ve fixed this too.
Let me know how it goes.
I think this should be fixed now. Try downloading the demo again and let me know!