Checkboxes create a page flash when hovering in Acrobat

Explorer ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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I have created a form in INDD that uses checkboxes. When I open it in Acrobat and hover over a checkbox to click it, the whole page flashes. I'm not sure what is causing this. Anyone ever seen this before? I have attached the PDF. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 27, 2022 Jun 27, 2022
"… if it goes away on your platform. " "Flashing of elements" never appeared on Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro on my Windows 10 machine. So, you should write a bug report on InDesign UserVoice. https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs Or at the corresponding site for Acrobat: https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac Make sure you provide a movie of the effect you see. Also a link to this discussion with the test files. Thanks, Uwe Laube...

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Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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Hi,

opened your test PDF with Adobe Reader on Windows 10. And also with Acrobat Pro on the same machine.

All seems to function as it should. No "flash" when I hover over the checkboxes. Or if I check or uncheck the boxes.

 

I'd test that with Adobe Reader as well.

I see from the Document Properties > Details that this was done on MacOS.

Perhaps an issue with the MacOS version of Acrobat?

 

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Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

 

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Thank you @Laubender for checking. My coworker got it too but it is also a Mac. I'll try reader but that's helpful to know it's not happening on Windows. 

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I wonder, if the effect you described is normal behavior of Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro if under Preferences > Forms> [ x ] Highlight Color is enabled. It's turned on by default, but I had it turned off with my tests.

 

Just looked that up and testing again. No.

The form fields are working without "flashing".

Even if Highlight Color is enabled.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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@Laubender Thx for the tip. That actually made the flashing a lot worse. Now, it only does it on the checkboxes, not the written parts. I'm thinking maybe it's a Mac thing like you suggested if it goes away on your platform. 

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"… if it goes away on your platform. "

"Flashing of elements" never appeared on Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro on my Windows 10 machine.

 

So, you should write a bug report on InDesign UserVoice.

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

 

Or at the corresponding site for Acrobat:

https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac

 

Make sure you provide a movie of the effect you see.

Also a link to this discussion with the test files.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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