I have a document with a lot of hyperlinks and some of them point to the same place. A very simple example, just to show what I mean:

Plese visit the website of our company. You can find a lot of useful things on our website.

Here, both "the website of our company" and "our website" lead to https://site.xyz. I need a way to change "https://site.xyz" to "https://site.abc" in one place so that all links will be automatically updated.

It seems there is some way for it:

... but how?

An image as requested by Janus Bahs Jacquet:

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  • What is it you don’t understand in the last link? Quite a few people here no longer have access to CS6, so a screenshot of what the hyperlinks panel and destination options look like on your machine would be useful. Commented May 15, 2021 at 21:21
  • @JanusBahsJacquet I have added the image to the question. The image is actually almost the same as the one by Mike. The issue that I don't understand the following directions: "In the dialog box, choose the destination you want to edit and update its name and/or URL". It seems I need to repeat it for each link of the destination in question, so I don't see how it saves me from a lot of manual work.
    – user90726
    Commented May 15, 2021 at 22:20
  • Related: creativepro.com/indesign-cc-9-2-brings-hyperlink-relief
    – user90726
    Commented May 15, 2021 at 22:53
  • ... So yes, the work with hyperlinks was greatly improved since CS6.
    – user90726
    Commented May 15, 2021 at 23:04

1 Answer 1


It is fairly straight forward. Although your third link explains it, there may not be enough detail for everyone.

  • Highlight the hyperlinks containing the destination to alter in the Hyperlinks Panel
  • Choose Hyperlink Options from the pop out menu on the Hyperlinks Panel
  • Insert a new URL, and tick the Shared Hyperlink Destination option
  • Click OK

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(CS6 animation)

All the destinations will update accordingly.

  • This works for me, thanks, but it seems that although you say "Although your third link explains it, there may not be enough detail for everyone." - it seems it is not actually the same way as Mike do it. He mentions selecting "Hyperlink Destination Options" and not "Hyperlink Options". Also, there is no such image in my case as this one by Mike: creativepro.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-02.png (the bottom one)
    – user90726
    Commented May 15, 2021 at 22:12
  • 1
    Well, it explains it :) But yes, Adobe is known to slightly alter menu wording or dialog windows. This really has more to do with how hyperlinks were initially configured - as shared destinations or not. - If everything is a shared destination, you can update that shared destination. But I don't believe the destination options will convert a non-shared to a shared destination.
    – Scott
    Commented May 15, 2021 at 22:26

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