inDesign Form Fields are Hidden in Acrobat after Export
I created two form fields in inDesign using the Buttons and Forms panel. When I export my pdf (interactive), I cannot see the form fields. Interestingly enough, when I click "Prepare Form" in Acrobat, the form fields appear, and without doing anything, I can save the pdf and the form fields will continue to work as expected. Obviously this is much more time-consuming than if the fields were just visible by default.
My document is very simple: 1 page, a couple lines, minimal text, some hyperlinks (which all function correctly), and the two form fields.
I believe it has something to do with the stack order of all the layers. I think they are getting mixed up during the export process. I have tried setting tab order with no success. I have also created a new layer just for the form fields in inDesign and made sure it was the top-most layer before exporting. That didn't work either.
I recently started working on a new computer so its possible I need to toggle a setting or two that I may be unfamiliar with, I suppose?
Any help is appreciated, thanks!
The way you have described the issue you are facing is pretty simple and straight-forward. You don’t need to toggle any specific setting to specify Form Fields in InDesign or view them in Acrobat. The Form Fields are visible with a light-bluish background in Acrobat. Wonder what could be causing the issue to happen for you.
Even though there doesn’t appear to be anything special in the document you are creating, could you share the same so that it can be looked at for troubleshooting?
Adobe InDesign team