Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Check boxes and radio buttons, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
In the last movie we looked at how to add Text fields, Lists and Pop up menus called…Combo boxes. Now i have saved all that work as version…2 of this file which you can find in the exercise files folder.…Let's select this frame again and zoom into 200% with Cmd+2 or Ctrl+2 on Windows.…And now I want to add Check boxes here or Radio buttons that people can click on it…to select one of these two items. I also want to add a check box here, which…let's people say whether they're bringing some art or not.…Let's start with a check box here. I'll grab a frame.…
Again, you can use any frame, but I'm going to use this Frame tool for graphic…frames with the x in it just because it's a little bit more visually obvious.…And I'm going to make it a square by holding down the Shift key, while I drag.…Now to make it a little bit more obvious on the page, I'll put a stroke around it.…Maybe just a one point black stroke. That looks pretty good.…To turn this into a check box, I'm going to make sure it's selected with a…
- 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.