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Batch list import for list box or combo box in indesign. Interactive PDF

Explorer ,
Oct 27, 2023 Oct 27, 2023

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Hi team,

 

I need a help to import a batch of names in Indesign List items to create a dropdown for interactive PDF. I need a support in indesign.

 

For now i can see the only way to add List Items manually one by one. is there any way add the bundle of list items in single shot. I have 900 names to add.

Please support with any possible ways or any indesign script;

Thanks in Advance.

Nousheeth

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People's Champ , Oct 27, 2023 Oct 27, 2023

Do you also need to import export values for each item in the list?

If you don't need export values and only need to add items to the list, there are a couple of free scripts out there, one by Keith Gilbert and one by Chuck Weger called ComboMambo (https://creativepro.com/a-script-for-populating-form-fields-in-indesign/) which should do the trick.

My own (not free) FormMaker add-on (https://www.id-extras.com/products/formmaker/) allows you to do this but also allows you to bulk import an export va

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Do you also need to import export values for each item in the list?

If you don't need export values and only need to add items to the list, there are a couple of free scripts out there, one by Keith Gilbert and one by Chuck Weger called ComboMambo (https://creativepro.com/a-script-for-populating-form-fields-in-indesign/) which should do the trick.

My own (not free) FormMaker add-on (https://www.id-extras.com/products/formmaker/) allows you to do this but also allows you to bulk import an export value alongside each list item. Very useful if you'll be needing to actually do something with th user-selection in your interactive form afterwards.

And on a UX/UI note, I wonder if a list with 900 entries really works for the end-user? Perhaps it would be better to split the list into several sub-categories to make it easier for the user to find what they need? Of course, I know nothing about your form, so perhaps this isn't possible or necessary here. Just a suggestion!

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Thankyou so much


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Oct 27, 2023 Oct 27, 2023

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There is a script that will do this that is available from CreativePro.com - it is called combomambo.

Description on how it works/where to download it is here: https://creativepro.com/combomambo-script-updated-indesign-cc-2014/

If the answer wasn't in my post, perhaps it might be on my blog at colecandoo!

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