Presumably you've checked that each field has a unique name?
Thanks for quick response, yes at first I thought it could be this as in Indesign I would copy and paste text fields as they need to be the same size but I would always rename the text field the same as the question above it. Question above it is not a text field just normal text. Does that make sense? so I have some text a question, then under it is a text field box for the customer to fill in. This is labelled the same as the question.
And you're using the Acrobat Reader to view the form (not some other kind of PDF reader)?
Yes, If I view it in Preview it all works fine, but when you open it in Acrobat it shows some random text fields missing, well like I said instead of a blue box, there is black outline box which does nothing and I can't delete when I go into Acrobat and click prepare form.
Which version of InDesign and OS?
Version OS Yosemite 10.10.5
Well that should work. I guess you need to go back to InDesign and redo those fields that aren't working.
Yeah the problem is I've done that before and sometimes it recognising them and other times it doesn't. It is so random but is happening a lot. Just a few that do it.
I need to figure this out as I am doing 30 page documents for clients and they are coming back with random text fields missing when opened in Acrobat. When I check in Indesign they all look fine.
I'd go back to InDesign CC 2015.3 and see if that will help.
To do so:
1. Uninstall InDesign CC 2015.
2. Then reinstall from dmg or exe installers to get InDesign CC 2015.0.
See here and follow the instructions to the point:
3. As a final step install the update to InDesign CC 2015.3.
Links to installers can be found on the linked site; just scroll a bit down.
I guess that is worth a try, how adobe get away with putting updates out with such issues always caused I don't know.
Thanks for the thought
They're not hidden under something are they? as in your tab order isn't set correctly.
It might not be that as I'm having a frustrating time with text fields at the moment too - i think there's a bug in recent release which his screwing things.
Have tried editing the form in Acrobat? can you see them then? or are they listed in the side bar? If they are, it's the bug...:(
Yeah I have tried in Acrobat but the ones that don't work from Indesign show up as a black outlined box which you can move but not delete. Pretty sure they are not showing up on the side bar. Either way this is well annoying that the thing we pay money for doesn't do the job it is supposed to.
Have the latest version you would think they would test these programs before putting them out to use. I now have an annoyed client who is asking me to redo all the booklets I've done in Acrobat, and the few I have done there are still issues with it.
How hard is it to get an answer, I was supposed to have been contacted by the tech team whom I sent my files to a week ago.