Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Print, submit, and signature buttons, part of InDesign: Interactive PDFs (2013).
Okay, our form is really coming together now.…I have version three of my Flyer file open.…And the various fields are all in here. There's just a couple more things we need…to do. I'm going to show you how you can add a…signature field and then I need some way to get this data from the person filling…it out back to me. To do that, I'm going to add a Submit button.…First the signature field. Let's go ahead and select this frame and…zoom into two hundred percent with Cmd + 2 or Ctrl+ 2 on windows.…And I've decided that I don't really need that combo box.…
That little pop up menu down there anymore.…I could just delete it and then put a different frame in its place.…But the cool thing about indesign is that I can change one kind of field into…another kind of form field. So if I want to make this a signature…field instead of a combo box, I just select it on the page, open my Buttons and…Forms panel and change the Type Popup menu from Combo Box to Signature Field.…When I do that, all of those list items just get thrown away and this field is now…
- 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.