4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2017 10:10 AM by Derek Cross

    Merge tags in a form field

    mr steve

      Hello,

       

      I'm trying to create a PDF in InDesign with merge tags in a form field.

       

      This is for uploading to docmail (a UK printing company)

       

      Their instructions say that the merge tags (such as <<name>>) can be placed in a form field in a PDF, and when the job is printed, the tags will be replaced by the information in the excel sheet that holds the name and addresses.

       

      I've tried creating the form field in various ways, and exporting the PDF in various ways, but when I upload it to docmail, the tags aren't being recognised, and the proof shows the tags haven't been replaced by the information in the excel sheet.

       

      Does anyone know how to create a form field in the right format to do this, and then export it in the right way?

       

      Any help much appreciated.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Steve