Hi. I am trying to create a basic Yes and No check list in indesign and have the boxes recognize in Acrobat as checkable boxes. I have man issues with Acrobat recognizing them properly so i decided to use the interactive panel in InDesign, which has worked great at being recognized in Acrobate, BUT the physical box I drew as the check box does not appear in the PRINT pdf, its just a blank area. The interactive PDF has the blue field area, but i am not sure why the stroke of the box is gone in the PDFs once i apply a interactive button to it. This is using up to date InDesign, and is happening on the Mac and on the PC. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Hi. Form items and their related images are separate. To make the form fields show up in the print document, you also have to have a drawn box with a fill and a stroke.
Box drawn with rectangle tool and selected. Black stroke, no fill (Choose the colors you want to use as long as stroke and fill are not set to NONE.).
In Buttons and Forms panel, choose Checkbox.
File > Export. Choose PDF Interactive.
In the Export dialog box, choose Include All.
Hi Barbara, That is exactly what i did. Black stoke, white fill. I select the box > interactive > Button & Forms > Check Box, everything is exactly as your screen shots show. I export it first as Print PDF so the client can proof, and the check boxes do not show up. The physcal box is not on the print PDF and it should, I know it made the box interactive but it has a pphysical stroke and should be printable. The interactive PDF has all the check box fields properly but does not have the the stroke and drop shadow look on it, just see the field. First image is what it looks like in InDesign, second the press ready PDF, third the interactive.
One step missing.
After drawing the rectangle, you need to duplicate the rectangle, turn the duplicate into a check box using the Buttons and Forms panel, then line up the two rectangles on top of one another.
The first rectangle is the appearance. The second rectangle that was turned into a check box will act as the checkbox itself.
Interactive > Buttons and Forms > PDF Options > make sure the Printable switch is turned on? Or am I misunderstanding something?