How do I display links using Metadata?

You can choose for the web page link to be displayed as full screen or in a web browser.

Open a web page link as full screen
With a click, the web page can be displayed as full screen:

  1. Set the size and position for the clickable area on the page and create a hyperlink.
  2. Paste this metadata in the hyperlink URL.
    Metadata format: rpc://tags/weblink/{[LINK_URL]}
    Example: rpc://tags/weblink/{http://www.zizera-demo.com/index.html}
    Replace "LINK_URL" with the actual URL of the web page.

Read more here on types of icon: Hyperlinks - InDesign.

Open the web page link in a web browser

  1. Set the size and position for the clickable area on the page and create a new hyperlink.
  2. Paste this metadata in the hyperlink URL.
    Metadata format: rpc://tags/weblink/{[LINK_URL]}?target=browser
    Example: rpc://tags/weblink/{http://www.zizera-demo.com/index.html}?target=browser
    Replace "LINK_URL" with the actual URL of the web page.
    The "target" indicates where the web page must open. It can be set to "browser". The "browser" is a reserved keyword and cannot be used as an ID anywhere else.

Supported URL formats
The common "LINK_URL" formats supported are:

  • http://www.domain_name
    Example: http://www.zizera.com.
  • https://www.domain_name
    Example: https://www.zizera.com

Note: Remove the square brackets [ ] in the metadata format.