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InDesign-Acrobat Required Form Fields Do Not Highlight on Submit

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Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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I created a form in InDesign that has required fields. When I export it to Acrobat, I fill out the form in it's entirety but when I hit SUBMIT, it comes back with the following error, "At least one required field is empty. Please fill in the required fields (highlighted) before continuing." Once I hit OK, I expect it to show the missing required fields highlighted in some way but nothing appears. I searched the Forum but came up with a deadend. It mentioned searching for a JavaScript "validateRequiredFields" but I never found the script and even if I did, I'm not sure where I need to place it. Please Help!

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Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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Two things: One, you should ask this in the Acrobat forum. Two, using a submit button in a PDF is nothing short of a crapshoot. If you want it sent back that way, you're far better off with a web-based form.

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Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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In addition to what Bob said, I'll add: Unless your form is extremely simple, almost all forms will require further refinement in Acrobat. InDesign lets you create the layout for the form and offers a subset of Acrobat features, but there are many, many features which are left out. In most cases, it will require learning how to edit and modify forms in Acrobat.

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And in addition to that, you'd pretty much have to guarantee that the form would be filled out in Acrobat or Reader.

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