Learn how to create interactive PDF forms with Adobe InDesign.
- [Voiceover] Hello, and welcome to Creating PDF Forms with InDesign. I'm Michael Murphy, graphic designer, author, trainer, and Adobe certified expert. In this course, we'll take a close look at all of the features related to the creation of interactive PDF forms right from within Adobe InDesign. We'll explore how to create forms that will work both on paper and as PDFs, and look at adding very specific interactivity options for forms that will only exist electronically. We'll take an in-depth look at some of the under-the-hood features that are not readily apparent, as well as troubleshoot some common form creation problems.
Finally, we'll export and test our forms, and establish the necessary permissions for other users to complete and save them, and choose an appropriate method for distributing the form and collecting its data. This course is intended for people who are intermediate or advanced users of Adobe InDesign. It assumes that you have a knowledge of styles, know how to create, select, and manipulate objects on the page, and that you have a good familiarity with how to get around InDesign's various menus, panels, and dialogs. So let's get started creating PDF forms with InDesign.
- Designing hybrid (print/PDF) forms
- Working with styles
- Creating text fields
- Adding check boxes and buttons
- Using button actions to present contextual options
- Exporting and distributing a PDF form