Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding text and list fields, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
We have the makings of a form here, at least we have the labels.…Let's go ahead and select this text frame and zoom in to 200% with a Cmd+2 or Ctrl+2…on Windows. And we can see that all of these labels…are right in position. Now, you can put labels in a single text…frame like I've done here, or you could put each one in a separate frame.…It doesn't really matter. Some people use tables to ensure all the…labels are aligned properly, which can be really helpful.…But however you create it, it's a good idea to get the underlying structure of…the form finished before you start adding form fields.…
Because while it's pretty easy to move your form fields around later, it's kind…of a hassle. So, now I obviously need to add some text…entry fields here for people to type their name and their email address.…To do that, I'd simply go grab a frame. You could use any frame in InDesign, text…frame, graphic frame, unassigned frame. I usually use graphic frames, the ones…with an x in them, just because they stand out more obviously on the page.…
- Creating a new interactive document
- Linking to URLs and mail addresses
- Creating bookmarks
- Adding buttons with rollover states
- Adding text, list, and submit fields to forms
- Embedding audio and video
- Adding page transitions
- Best practices for exporting high-quality interactive PDF files
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I am trying to turn objects in a layered InDesign document into buttons, following the lessons in Chapter 3, but they don't show up when I export to PDF. What's wrong?
A: This is a known issue with InDesign, stacked layers, and buttons. The final stacking order in your PDF is actually determined by the order the buttons are created, not the stacking order of the layers in your document. David Blatner has researched and proposed a solution to this issue on his InDesign Secrets blog. Read more about it here.
Q: This course was updated on 01/17/2014. What changed?
A: The author updated three movies in the "Links and Bookmarks" chapter, since the behavior of hyperlinks has recently changed in InDesign CC.