3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2016 8:23 AM by carlorufinosabusap

    I'm creating a form in Indesign. Is there a way to create default text in a text field so that the interactive pdf shows "Insert text here" in the text field?

    carlorufinosabusap

      I'm creating a form for the company I work for. It is a form that will be used in multiple offices and has buttons, drop downs, and text fields. One of the text fields has a requirement that when the PDF is opened, the text field has something written in it already, as an example (and example only) INSERT TEXT HERE. I've created the text field in Indesign and used the text tool to type into the box the required body-copy. After I export it as an interactive PDF, the text in the text field is gone.

       

      Drop-down lists give an option for a default selection, but I don't see a way to create default text in the Buttons and Forms panel for Text Fields. Is there a work-around or hidden feature?

       

      Thanks!