This guide will explain the process of creating a hidden layer in InDesign containing your Product IDs (Item numbers) which can be used for Custom Link Import mapping.

InDesign

  • Create a new layer, which will only be used for Product IDs - this layer needs to have the exact same name on all pages in the catalog
  • Place the Product ID text where you would like the icon/link placed
  • Hide the layer in InDesign
  • Once you have completed this task for all Product ID's on all pages, you are ready to export your PDF
  • The following settings are extremely important, as our system will not be able to read the content of the hidden layer, if not exported correctly
  • Compatibility must be at least Acrobat 6+
  • Create Acrobat layers must be turned on
  • Export Layers: Visible & Printable Layers
  • See settings in the image below:

Your PDF is now ready to be processed and your Enrichment Automation will be able to read the hidden layer and place links on top of the Product IDs.


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