Add ability to edit all InDesign form fields in a table for faster creation and edits
I can create beautiful forms using InDesign. For example, I create intake documents and questionnaires for law firms. Some of these forms can become dozens of pages long with hundreds of fields. Consider the vast array of information required for an estate plan. For some of these forms, the number of fields becomes literally too many to manage on a one-at-a-time basis.
Imagine if there was an option to edit a table of all the form fields in a document once created. This process could potentially become super-streamlined.
One would still be required to draw in the fields, but once in place, converted to input fields and reasonably named (there exist decently speedy ways to do this part), the arduous task of managing all the specific settings of each field could be done very quickly with toggling settings on and off, copy-pasting name prefixes and suffixes, numbering tab orders, etc. The need to select a field, mouse over to the settings, set the settings, mouse over to the next field, select it, etc. is reduced to using the tab and arrow keys and the rest of the keyboard to edit an entire spreadsheet of form data; so smooth and focused.
Apart from setting up the form in the first place, editing now also becomes a breeze. As the forms get used in the real world, inevitably there are changes to be made based on user feedback. Rather than needing to hunt down all the fields that require edits, I could simply open the table and efficiently click-click-click through the changes.
This would massively simplify the creation and editing process, making InDesign the first choice as the form-building standard.
Considering the current situation with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the ability to fill in forms from home on mobile devices, but offline (can't guarantee everyone's internet connection is good) is much more crucial to businesses. Data collection can't always be managed with a database, especially if we want quick turnarounds without high-cost programmers.
Please consider this feature ASAP! Thank you!