Ability to create interactive PDF forms in InDesign
Ability to create interactive PDF forms in InDesign with all fields available as Acrobat Pro and be able to live test the form and make changes within InDesign rather than having to export the PDF each time to test the form.
I make forms for clients and it gets very annoying when I set up hundreds of fields in InDesign and finalise a form and a client sees a typo so I have to go back in InDesign and make the fix and then re-export the file and add other fields again to it.
Would also like a feature with it where you can convert any frame or table column or row into a form field. So that way you have field info in one column and the column on the right to it has boxes that can be highlighted and converted into form fields and they stay looking like a table.
Live testing would save an incredible amount of time. So would adding these options:
1. Default Value
Live testing the form would be heaven. Add that feature. And add the feature to convert frame or table columns or rows into a form field.
Bevi Chagnon | PubCom.com commented
"with all fields available as Acrobat Pro"
So, I think Nawab means that we need to have all of Acrobat's form fields available in InDesign. As of 2021, we need these fields added to InDesign:
"can convert any frame": We have this capability already.
"convert any ... table column or row into a form field"
This would be incredible.
Current process is: 1) covert table cells to graphic cells, 2) select each graphic cell one-by-one and convert to Interactive/form field.
But what's needed to complete this:
-- Be able to convert all of the table cells, or some, to interactive form fields (and by-pass the graphic cell step).
-- Have the form field automatically anchored in the table cell.
Note: Accessible PDF Forms require that every form field be anchored into the text (or table cell) at the point it should appear in the PDF's tag tree. This is the Reading Order.
Marien Z commented
How is this not a thing in 2020? This would be awesome.
Elena Demicheva commented
This would be amazing indeed!