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Can InDesign make hyperlinks specifically to a table cell, so that link appears as soon as you hover on a cell before reaching the text in a cell?

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    Probably not, this is not HTML. – Lucian May 29 '18 at 10:58
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    Theoretically, you can add an interactive button with image changing after "onmouseover" and then save it as an interactive PDF, but still it's better to do that in HTML/CSS. – Sylwester Pilarz May 29 '18 at 11:18
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Not attached to the cell directly.

The easiest way is to add a button the size of the cell and make it invisible.

Just draw a rectangle over the cell, set its fill and stroke to None, then alter the options in Window > Interactive > Buttons & Forms

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  • The arrow and bold number above are in a table cell.
  • I drew a rectangle over the cell to match it's size
  • Removed the fill and stroke from the rectangle
  • Set the options in the Button Panel
  • In addition to setting the destination (URL), I changed the Rollover state so that the fill is black at 10% opacity
  • Be certain to uncheck Printable in most instances.

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