Interactive PDF - Buttons from InDesign have visible black outline in PDF

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Apr 15, 2020 Apr 15, 2020

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My InDesign file has a map with buttons on 3 countries (with show/hide actions) —AUS, US, Brazil. When exported to Acrobat, the buttons have a visible black box that shows up where the "box" of the button is. How do I remove that? Any help is appreciated! Thank you!  

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Apr 15, 2020 Apr 15, 2020

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In Acrobat & Reader you can go to Preferences> Forms> Show focus rectangle (un-check), this will turn off the box for you, but not other people who view the PDF. I don't know if there is a work-around for this, although I believe buttons set to mouse enter and mouse exit do not create a black box (no clicking).

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Thank you, that worked for me but I woud need the viewers to see no box too. I'll try no click as an option as well. 

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Apr 15, 2020 Apr 15, 2020

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I don't see any such box. Can you send a screenshot of what you're seeing?

Also, what version of Acrobat are you using?

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Apr 15, 2020 Apr 15, 2020

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PS. The show/hide actions you associated with the fields are very clumsy and barely working. I suggest you use a script to do it.

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Apr 15, 2020 Apr 15, 2020

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Box on US.pngMy acrobat is the most recent for 2020

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Thank you. I'd have to figure out what you mean by using a script, I am not familiar. 

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Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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Heya, Did you figure this out?

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Sep 16, 2021 Sep 16, 2021

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Use this JavaScript as a "Document level" script, so it will run at document opening:

app.focusRect = false;

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Sep 16, 2021 Sep 16, 2021

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Just be aware it will affect all other files you open, not just the ones you create in InDesign...

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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Hi @Patti_NJ  have you managed to solve this issue?

 

I am experiencing the exact same issue: when exporting my Indesign document as interactive PDF, it works perfectly in Preview (Mac), but when opened in Acrobat I get those same visible black dotted outlines/bounding box borders on my file. I need these borders to not be visible when random reader/viewers open the PDF on their computers (as I have no idea what pdf viewer they have installed, or if they have Mac (Preview) or Windows/Acrobat etc).

 

Any help would be much appreciated! I am using Indesign 2022, and Acrobat Pro DC 2022 version.

 

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Karlien5FAB_0-1657040769036.png

 

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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Please read my answer above

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