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Visible default form field text on PDF

Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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Hi,

 

I am creating an interactive PDF.

I have a number of form inputs. The tooltips are working correctly but not visible unless they hover over an input.

 

Is there any way to display default text in an input that would disappear when a user enters text/data:

For example, an input with: Address Line 1, user types address in the input field and address line 1 disappears. 

 

Basicall the same as it would on website

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Advocate , May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
Not directly in InDesign only in Acrobat Pro with default value, or with a javascript.

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May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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Not directly in InDesign only in Acrobat Pro with default value, or with a javascript.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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It can be done in InDesign with my FormMaker add-on (free for short forms):

https://www.id-extras.com/products/formmaker/

(Strictly speaking, @Jean-Claude Tremblay is correct, it can only be done in Acrobat, and even FormMaker "does it" in Acrobat, but you set it all up in InDesign with FormMaker, and only 1-click is then needed in Acrobat for the entire form.)

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FormMaker are amazing... 

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