Borders for type tool text box won't export

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Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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Hello,

I am new to Adobe InDesign and I am sure there is a simple solution to what I am doing wrong. I built a Questionnaire form with Text Boxes. On the Text Boxes I created two borders Rounded and inverse. When I go to export as a PDF file they revert back to square borders. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

These shapes are designated as form fields in the file? Haven't really worked with forms for years...

Have you tried just making them shapes, exporting to PDF and creating the form in Acrobat?

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Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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Images would help. Show the page in InDesign and as a PDF. Also tell us what version and OS of InDesign you are running and what program you are using to view the PDF.

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Attached are the images you have requested.

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I think this is a limitation of the PDF format or perhaps Acrobat. Form fields are rectangles. If you want a rounded corner frame make that a saparate object and give the form fields no border.

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Is this a printed form, or fillable?

My recollection is that fillable forms only support rectangular fields.

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I tried both and it did it for both of them with changing it back to a rectangular border. So if I want it to be interactive the only border to have is just rectangular?

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These shapes are designated as form fields in the file? Haven't really worked with forms for years...

Have you tried just making them shapes, exporting to PDF and creating the form in Acrobat?

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Yes I have been able to do that. Just was trying to see if it was posible to do so while I was creating the file. Thank you for your help in this matter.

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