Problem with links in InDesign

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    I'm trying to edit a file in InDesign. Following tutorials I added a hyperlink to some text but I found that there are no character Styles that I could select to make it look like a hyperlink. Also I could not create a new style. What am I missing? To link works when I export PDF but the text doesn't look any different.
     
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    What do you mean by you cannot create a new style?
     
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    Tutorials say select a style to make it blue underlined. There's nothing in the dropdown. How do I create a new style?
     
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    Goto Window > Styles > Character Styles (or hit Shift + F5 if you haven't changed your shortcuts)
    Select New Character Style from the burger menu in the top RHS of the Character Styles window/drawer
    Define your Character Style ie. name, underline, character colour etc.
    Highlight the text you want to change and then double click on the newly created style in the Character Style window
     
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    Thanks that's what I needed!
     
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    FWIW there’s an automatic style (you still need to make it a proper style though) that gets applied to text links if you’re using the Interactive panel. Any text links you create get automatically set to blue and underlined.

    Using styles properly is what you’d want to do regardless.
     
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    It's the automatic style I couldn't find. It's a bit awkward now I have to make this style in every new doc ( or copy it)
     
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    Just import from the file you got it all setup.
     
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    No need to even do that.

    If you open up InDesign without opening a document, you can alter the default styles and even colour swatches. Every new document you create from then on will then have all of these set already.
     
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    Only worth doing if you are 'in the business' so to speak - if you are simply a piecemeal/once in a blue moon type user, it would probably be simpler to just import.
     

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