4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2016 1:50 AM by mave1969

    Form elements from InDesign not working in Acrobat

    mave1969 Level 1

      So this started off as a seemingly-complex problem of a large form in InDesign and problems with it working when output to PDF and viewed in Acrobat. But as I've repeatedly simplified the things I was trying to do, in order to get to the root of the problem, I've arrived at the conclusion that form elements in InDesign are fundamentally useless. I would be delighted to discover that I'm wrong…


      1. Open InDesign CC (2015.4.1 at time of writing)
      2. Open Buttons and Forms palette
      3. Open Sample Buttons And Forms
      4. Drag pre-built radio button group (#22 in this case) onto the page
        Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 08.07.33.png
      5. Export page as PDF, ensuring hyperlinks are included and interactive elements maintain their appearance.
      6. Open PDF in Acrobat/Acrobat Reader
      7. Pointlessly click on non-functioning radio buttons that are, in fact, just static page objects.
      8. (Optional) Wonder what you're paying Adobe for every year.


      Can anyone confirm or correct me on this? Thanks in advance.