1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 10, 2014 10:59 AM by Steve Werner

    Linking data from PDF form into Indesign CS6

    Rafthaman

      Hello all,

       

      I'll be working on a magazine which has a large section of day camps technical descriptions :
      name, contact info, location, short introduction text, activities icons (they have to choose up to 5 icons from a total of 12)

       

      Is it possible to link data from a fillable PDF into predetermined and prestyled text boxes in Indesign CS6?
      Would it be necessary to export in an Excel sheet prior?
      What would be the best trick in order for the icons to place themselves automatically, if possible?

       

      Thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: Linking data from PDF form into Indesign CS6
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          When placing a PDF into InDesign, it's a flat piece of art for each page included. There's no way to manipulate form fields or work with links or anything like that.

           

          The data from the form would have to be collected and converted into an Excel file for placing into InDesign. (Collecting data from PDF forms and converting the Excel format can be done in Acrobat Pro.)