I'm creating an interactive portfolio in Indesign CS5.5, using buttons linked to the relevant pages. When I export it to an interactive pdf, the pdf keeps opening as a form (purple banner at the top saying: 'please fill out the following form etc...). When I click 'highlight existing fields' nothing is highlighted simply because there's nothing to fill out. If I click on 'edit forms' I see all my buttons but I can't seem to change anything in the settings related to making this pdf a 'form'. Is there anyone who knows how to avoid this problem? I want the pdf to be an interactive pdf but not a form. When I use only hyperlinks the problem goes away but the buttons have a rollover effect which I want to keep.
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for your quick reply! I did see this already, but the thing is that it shouldn't be a form in the 1st place.
But... I think I just found the solution, if I remove my 'previous' & 'next' button from the master and just copy them onto the pages themselves, the pdf is no longer a form. No idea why but it works. Copy-paste it is...!
This is a known issue: having a certain number of interactive elements in a PDF, and Acrobat intreprets PDF as a form, displaying form bar. There are a number of workarounds, the one I use is to add security to the PDF. This will prevent form bar from appearing as well as protect (to some degree) the assets of the file.
Evidentally, there is still a huge problem for a known issue, but I'm hoping some of the great guru's out there will have a simple temporary fix.
I could live with the pink/purple 'form' bar, but when I upload my interactive pdf to share on acrobat.com workspace, it says "DOWNLOAD TO FILL OUT FORM".
I don't want anyone to have to download my file--I want to share it in the workspace.
Like Marjolein04, I did not create a form and nothing in the file is 'fillable!'
I tried deleting the next/last buttons from the master, but still get the awful form bar.
Any suggestions? I don't want to invite someone to my acrobat workspace and password protect the file (the other suggestion) --which, by the way, seems to make the interactive elements not interactive.
Since my problem also includes opening the file inside the acrobat workspace, I may have to create a swf movie of my document! I am ever hopeful that Adobe will fix this problem...it is a very annoying problem!
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