show/hide table object

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Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019

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Is it possible to show/hide a table that was created in InDesign then exported to PDF? I made a page in InDesign with a small table. In Acrobat I placed fields into the table, but I show and hide these fields. I can move the entire table using the Object tool. When I show these fields it's fine. But, when I hide the fields the table just sits there and appears to be blank. I'd like to find a way of hiding the table too. Is that possible? Can someone help me out with this or suggest something else? Thanks folks.

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Most Valuable Participant , Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019
You can place a large white read-only text field on top of the entire table and show it when you want the table to be hidden, and vice versa. If your intention is to "re-flow" the contents of the file when the table is hidden (ie, move everything else up the page), that's not possible in a PDF file.

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You can place a large white read-only text field on top of the entire table and show it when you want the table to be hidden, and vice versa. If your intention is to "re-flow" the contents of the file when the table is hidden (ie, move everything else up the page), that's not possible in a PDF file.

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That was easy. Thanks Gilad. Showing and hiding fields can get fairly intricate and somewhat complicated. It's just not showing fields. I have to also hide certain fields to make it work right. Then Resetting the fields is also a brain-teaser. It really takes time (for me) to get the hang of showing/hiding. But, thanks for your suggestion. I'll do it.

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Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019

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Hi,

As the document is static, I don't think you will be able to remove the able from being displayed, you could maybe use a button that is the same size as the table, set to white fill, with white or no border which could be shown or hidden over the table when there is nothing to show, but the space for the table would still be there.

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Malcolm

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Thanks for your help too, BarlaeDC. Both answers helped me out and gave me some food for thought and I like learning.

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