Text field properties for pdf form created with InDesign

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May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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How do I change the properties of a text field (pdf form to complete) using InDesign? It seems that we can only apply the default writing style in the text boxes to be completed. Thanks for your help!

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May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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InDesign's form field control is limited.

 

Access to the full Properties of a field is available in Acrobat, post export.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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Also, your question sounds like you are trying to update a pdf form using InDesign, which is not possible.

  • You can use InDesign to create an original layout/form, set properties and export to pdf to be filled by users
  • You can not open a pdf in InDesign to edit the content or properties
  • As @John Mensinger mentionned, you can open the form (if it is not protected) in Acrobat DC to edit the font properties of the fields.

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InDesign's form field capabilities are limited.

Your options are either to do most of the work in Acrobat (and repeat each time a change is needed in the form), or to use a 3rd-party InDesign add-on such as my own FormMagic: FormMagic – Id-Extras.com

FormMagic lets you do almost everything in InDesign that you can do in Acrobat.

(FormMagic has free version for small, one-page forms).

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