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Creating a Drop down list in InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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I don't see how this is done.  I can find what seems to be a box but there are no parameter for entering list items.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018
wulfie13  wroteI can find what seems to be a box but there are no parameter for entering list items.
You can do this as form field. Draw a frame and select it with the Selection tool. Open the Buttons and Forms panel from Window > Interactive. For the Type, choose either Combo Box or List. Enter the list in "List Items".Export as an Interactive PDF. It won't work inside of InDesign.Is this what you are asking?

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Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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A drop down list like for a web page? That requires HTML code. It's not a "design" thing.

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You're going to have provide a lot more information. What version of InDesign? What are you planning on exporting to? How will it be viewed?

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Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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For a PDF form, you can add a Combo Box (drop down). If that is what you need, take a look at screen capture.

To make an element a Combo Box, contextual select frame, Interactive > Convert to Combo Box.

To add the choices of the Combo Box, from Buttons and Forms panel, add your content to the List Item Field, and then select the + button to add to list.

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Perhaps this is an older version because I'm not seeing what you are . I'm using 2015.3, build 11.3.0.34x64

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Yours looks the same as mine, except I use a lighter interface. Click in the List Items box (I drew a red box) and type the first item. Press Return or click the plus. Repeat.

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wulfie13  wrote

I can find what seems to be a box but there are no parameter for entering list items.

You can do this as form field.

  • Draw a frame and select it with the Selection tool.
  • Open the Buttons and Forms panel from Window > Interactive.
  • For the Type, choose either Combo Box or List.
  • Enter the list in "List Items".

Export as an Interactive PDF. It won't work inside of InDesign.

Is this what you are asking?

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If you want to create a functional menu that works in epub, Publish Online, and in5 (HTML5), without coding...there's a technique described in this guide:

https://ajarproductions.com/iduxpatterns/

 

in5 also comes with a Menu Builder wizard that can help with this. Shown in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrB2-wAtWc

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