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Form Field Calculations in InDesign

With InDesign's form tools, we're missing the ability to add calculations to form fields in InDesign, and that task must be done manually in Acrobat.

To start, I'd like to be able to build simple calcs into my InDesign forms. Example:

And expense report has a form field for each day of the week, and then a total for all of the days. Would like a simple summation calc that I could use for rows of fields or columns of fields. Or both!

Another example: multiplication of quantity times price. Or multiplication of 5% sales tax on an amount field.

These are very common tasks that must currently be done in Acrobat, which is slow! Plus, in a regular workflow, the designer ends up redoing these manual tasks over and over in Acrobat as the form goes through multiple reviews and approvals.

If i could do these in InDesign, they'd be done once and then every PDF would have them already built in.

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