Export the files as an interactive PDF from ID. Then open in Acrobat and save as Reader Extended PDF.
Thanks Larry, yes I am aware of this. But, this does not take over text or formatting (font, colour, size, alignment, etc.) or allow for variable form fields within body copy. Is this possible?
A standard letter designed in InDesign with form fields for: Address / Signatory / Variable <text/word> within the body of the letter
Exported as an Interactive PDF with formatting retained
InDesign cannot add all the formatting for PDF forms. Much additional formatting needs to be done in Acrobat Pro. It's just the way it is.
Thanks Steve. Formatting aside, is there anyway of adding a variable text field into body copy, i.e.:
Thank you for your recent inquiry. My name is <name> and I will be your dedicated contact. You can call me on <0000 000 000>.
PDF is a final format not supposed for editing text.
Of course, you can add some form fields and commenting and save it for Reader users. But this is not intended with PDF. It is a final format. If you want to write a letter and want to have it as PDF write it in InDesign, Wortd or whatever you use and create a PDF from that application.
Please accept the limitation which every format has.
That sounds like a standard form. Are you trying to have the fields change length to match the text? That you cannot do.