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In PDF forms I would like to do two things:
- Duplicate interactive fields on the same page
- Duplicate pages containing interactive fields
In both cases, InDesign automatically changes the field names:
- A running number is added
- If the field name already ends with a number, it is increased by one
How can I turn off this behavior?
I need fields with the same names so that the values are automatically copied from each other.
you cannot turn off that behavior.
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That's built in by design because 2 fields with the same name will not behave as 2 separate fields. You can't change it. When you want duplicate fields to have duplicate names, you must rename the duplicates as such.
I see. Thank you!
Is there a plugin or script for a simple task like "copy paste" without InDesign changing the objects on its own?
Here the basic script code for duplicating one selected item where the name will be restored:
var sel = app.selection; var dup = sel.duplicate(); dup.name = sel.name;
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Thanks, Uwe! For single elements the script works great. 😀
Is there an other simple script that copies tables which contain a bunch of form fields?
Or one that duplicates entire pages?
For that purpose you should hire a script writer for writing a script with additional features.
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