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How to "Add an image" form field in InDesign rather than adding later in Acrobat.

New Here ,
Jan 25, 2019 Jan 25, 2019

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I'm creating an interactive pdf form in InDesign. There does not seem to be a way to create a form field to let the end user "add an image". The only way I have found to do this is to first, export the InDesign document as an Interactive pdf, then open the pdf in Acrobat and click the "Prepare Form" option. At this stage you can click the "Add an Image Field" button which lets you click and drag a box in the location of your choosing.

Is there a way to create the "add an image" field directly in InDesign? This document is something that I need to update from time to time. Any time I need to make edits to the InDesign document, I have to export a new interactive pdf and then recreate the "Add an Image field" boxes in Acrobat. This seems like extra work that could be avoided if those "add an image" boxes were created/saved in the original InDesign document.

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Community Expert , Jan 25, 2019 Jan 25, 2019

Hi Tim:

InDesign only supports some of the form controls that Acrobat offers. The rest—like image fields—still need to be done in Acrobat. You can add a feature request here: Adobe InDesign Feedback .

~Barb

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Jan 25, 2019 Jan 25, 2019

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Hi Tim:

InDesign only supports some of the form controls that Acrobat offers. The rest—like image fields—still need to be done in Acrobat. You can add a feature request here: Adobe InDesign Feedback .

~Barb

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Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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I second Barb's answer.

There is already a thread on the uservoice: More options when creating Forms via InDesign – Adobe InDesign Feedback  HOWEVER it has been marked as FIXED, though I believe this is incorrect.

Nevertheless, I've started a new request:

Add additional interactive options to the buttons and forms panel – Adobe InDesign Feedback

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Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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Voted.

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Uwe

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Community Expert ,
Jan 28, 2019 Jan 28, 2019

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Me too!

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Jan 28, 2019 Jan 28, 2019

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Me too. Now there are seven.

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New Here ,
Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020

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Where is this Add an Image field in Acrobat? Don't see it.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2020 Jul 18, 2020

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It's a feature added recently (a couple of years) to the subscription version of Acrobat Pro DC, and which also requires the end user to have a recent Acrobat Reader DC.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 13, 2022 Dec 13, 2022

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Same problem here. That's the only work-around I can find too. I'm very disappointed I can't do this in InDesign!

Jo Ellen

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