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Creating a PDF with an editable section InDesign

Mar 23, 2012 9:13 AM

Hi all


I have created In design documents which i would like to dsitribute to contacts in a PDF format (they dont have indesign software) with an editable field for them to add their contact details. ...tell me this is possible pelase and how!





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    Mar 23, 2012 9:16 AM   in reply to Ali L Seph

    Create a PDF form. You’ll need Acrobat Professional to finish the job.





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    Mar 23, 2012 9:23 AM   in reply to Ali L Seph

    so im assuming i can create a pdf form from in design?

    you asumed wrong. You must design for it export to PDF and create the form there.



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    Mar 23, 2012 9:57 AM   in reply to Ali L Seph

    At the risk of going into Acrobat forum territory I would add two important points:


    1) If, after you created the form, you want to make changes in the original InDesign document, you need to use the Replace command in Acrobat so you don't have to redo the whole form again.


    2) When you have finalised the form you need to save the PDF in (Acrobat X) as: File > Save As > Reader Extended PDF > Enable Additional Features. Then users with only Acrobat Reader will be able to both fill in the form, print it and save it.


    The forms can be emailed as attachments, put on a CD, whatever. You can add print and save buttons to the form - all kinds of things.

    (As usual, has tutorials on Acrobat forms and for those in the UK, has excellent specialised personal training on Acrobat forms.)



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