I have some issues making a interactive pdf in 6 - my client wants the following (witch I cant be able to figure out how to do, or even if it is possible):
- I have some trouble making spesial caracters in the final pdf (in this case ÆØÅ - I´m Norwegian) - how do I make these letters work?
- Can you somehow make the date-section so that it automaticly comes out the right "date"-way when people type there?
- Can you do the same with numbers: fields that represents a sum of money?
- Can you add the numbers of two or more fields automaticly together, making an automatic sum? In this case prices of carparts, and adding a 25% taxes and giving the final ammount all together (ExCell-style)
I´m using MacBook Pro 10.7.5, InDesign CS6.
Thank you for any comments....
InDesign can make basic PDF forms, but in your case it might be easier to take the PDF to Acrobat, and then add formats and formulas to the fields.
I think that you should use Acrobat to fine tune the exported PDF. See http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/creating-distributing-pdf-forms.html
Make sure you update InDesign CS6 to 8.0.1. That may fix the problem with the Norwegian characters.
The other things relative to forms will need to be edited in Acrobat Pro. Setting up calculations and date formats can be done in Acrobat, not in InDesign.