I have created interactive pdf forms in InDesign. And set a maximum number of characters
limit in the fields that can be filled in Acrobat. Nevertheless, it is possible to fill in characters
outside this box in the various browsers. And this text will not be visible. (Acrobat Reader and Pro limits the text that the user enters within the text box.) What can I do? I have
I have unchecked the non-scrollable button in "Buttons and and fields" in Indesign.
Many PDF readers, such as those built into browsers, do not support advanced PDF features. There's not much you can do about that except tell your users to use a specific PDF reader (Adobe's own PDF reader for desktop computers is the only really reliable one in this regard).
If all you need is for the reader to respect the "number of characters" option, you can do some trial and error to see which readers do support that, and add those to the list of recommended ones for your PDFs.
Thanks for the quick and clarifying answer!
Thanks! The forms need to be prinable for the users and filled out by hand. And they must be able to fill them out electronically. It must be possible to send them in both by post and electronically.
About your suggestion; Is that is something I can fix in InDesign? (The website is on EPI.)
There is absolutely nothing you can do in InDesign or anywhere else. All you can do is force the PDF to download and give users directions to use Adobe Acrobat or Reader.
Good to hear that I dont have to do more research on this, for sure 🙂