I want to create a variety of text fields in InDesign for an interactive PDF with options such as font, font size, date, numbers only, alignment, etc, options that are all available in Acrobat.
The idea is to create all the text fields in InDesign without the help of Acrobat as we have a lot of forms and we always have a lot of changes in the forms.
Currently, when we have changes in the forms, we have to do them in InDesign, export, and then do all the form fields in Acrobat again, which is a terrible worklflow.
Is there any possibility to do these text field options in InDesign?
Thanks for any help!
InDesign added the ability to create form fields in CS6. InDesign CC has brought no changes to that functionality. As far as I know, there are no third party plug-ins which add to the functionality.
I think you'll have to live with your current workflow. But I suggest that you make a feature request here:
@Steve – I found no time for testing this, but maybe a script by Marijan Tompa (TOMAXXI) could be of great help.
Read about here:
Download recent version 1.8 of tomaxxiFORMS (scroll down a bit if necessary):