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.
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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