I am developing a program for a conference-- we've typically produced a printing version, this year we're adding a digital version for the attendees to download ahead of time.
One thing I am adding is text field to the daily schedule— as a way people can enter appointments/ notes for themselves.
I get it to work-- by exporting it as a PDF (Interactive). We've tested it, and if people have Acrobat on their computer/ iOS/ Android devices, it works.
I'm trying to use the Publish Online option from InDesign-- in part, that we have a way of updating the program and having an easy way for people to download the latest version.
I've noticed that if I go this route, I loose the interactive features.
If I export the file as PDF (Interactive) and select the Publish Online, the PDF that is generated does work, but the one published online does not.
Does anyone know of a way to make sure that Interactive Text Fields will still work when using Publish Online?
That's just how it works. The PDF is a reference document and is not intended to have the same interactive features.
If you need an interactive PDF than that's what you should supply...as a separate download. You could try to add a download link to the Publish Online document.