How to setup checkbox actions for Interactive PDFs in InDesign

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Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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I am using InDesign to create an interactive PDF. 

 

Thank you for any help.  I have a form two checkboxes.  On the first checkbox (box_1) I have an action setup to Hide the second checkbox (box_2).  This works.  The problem is that if box_1 is then unchecked box_2 remains hidden.  So in real-world use, if a User accidentally checks box_1, then there is no way to see/check box_2 as it will always remain hidden (other than resetting the form entirely).

 

Preferred functionality would be:  If checked: hide; else: show.

 

Anyone know how to do this in InDesign?

 

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You can try to add the actions in Acrobat.

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InDesign-born form interactivity is at best superficial, and it's very easy to produce a dead-end as you describe. For works-in-any-direction-no-mater-what functionality, you'll need to fashion the interactivity in Acrobat using Javascript.

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