FORM - COMB, order, styles
Primarily, for me, is the painstaking task of setting "comb of" characters, and even worse setting the right tab order.
Panel for setting tab order in InDesign, under Object>Interactive is horrible. It is too small, height-wise, and does not function well all the time. Often it happens to "jump". I get nr. 47 after 46, but it jumps before 46.
I sometimes have over 70 form fields to sort on a single page and it is taking too much time and patience to set it right.
If you could work on that tab order panel, make it larger, and give it "order by name" button, it would be a huge help.
Making styles available for form fields would be incredible.
Richard Walker commented
Couldn't agree more.
Making forms in InDesign for the last couple of years has been great but it really needs an overhaul. I create forms with hundreds of fields (eg. Enrolment forms for a College).
My biggest frustrations are:
1. The default Font for text fields.
I don't like the default font for text fields so I have to change this manually for every single field!!! Could we have an Object Style for this?
2. Tab order
My forms are always changing. Try adding a new text field (when you have hundreds of fields) and change it's Tab order - it is a nightmare!
3. Comb Field
Can't work out how to do this in InDesign - have to remember to redo this in Acrobat every time I amend the form.