Help with buttons in InDesign that should not be printable but is.

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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I want to have a button (1) that when you click on it a pop-up button (2) appears – so far so good. I have unchecked the box for printable on both buttons but when exporting to interactive PDF only the start button (1) is hidden when printing and not the pop-up button (2). What am I doing wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021
Can you change the pop-up button properties in Acrobat? (Tools> Prepare Form> right click on a button)

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What app, and version, are you using to test the PDF? (Not what app is installed - what app is it open in - maybe a screen shot?)

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The PDF is open in Adobe Acrobat Pro and I have the latest version of InDesign.

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Don't use Interactive PDF, use FXL ePub or InDesign's Publish Online.

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That's not going to help with a printing issue, Derek.

That said, this sounds like something that needs to be addressed in Acrobat.

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But the pop-up button is going to be in an application and give information about what infromation should be stated in the different fields. So I need it to be a PDF (I think) because the application will later go throught Adobe Sign.  

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Without seeing this, I'm going out on a limb and advising you to rethink it.

Show / hide fields has always been a bit wonky and if this is going to go through to a stage where it's actually a legal document, you're going to find yourself in some serious hot water if it falls apart somewhere.

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Can you change the pop-up button properties in Acrobat? (Tools> Prepare Form> right click on a button)

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Thank you. I think that's it!

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