InDesign Radio Buttons to interactive pdf

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Apr 26, 2017

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Hello,

Is there any way to retain the look of radio buttons or check boxes designed in InDesign after exporting to an interactive pdf. They always reset to the default Acrobat button styles when not in focus. I have tried it with buttons I have designed and using the sample radio buttons provided in the software and neither work.

I understand what Acrobat is doing and why it is doing it, I just struggle to believe that they would include these buttons in the Interactive for PDF workspace if they don’t actually work in interactive pdfs. I am hoping I am missing something really obvious or there is a work-around.

The form is nothing over the top, just a series of radio buttons and related questions. But my client wanted nicer looking buttons. Any help would be great!

Thanks

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Yep, Acrobat all the way. Just figured it out a minute ago, when the form highlighting feature is turned off the buttons retain the InDesign style, when its on they revert back to the default Acrobat buttons. This is both in Reader and Pro.

So new questions is, can I set that to toggle that to off when my client's clients open the pdf?

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InDesign Radio Buttons to interactive pdf

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Apr 26, 2017

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Hello,

Is there any way to retain the look of radio buttons or check boxes designed in InDesign after exporting to an interactive pdf. They always reset to the default Acrobat button styles when not in focus. I have tried it with buttons I have designed and using the sample radio buttons provided in the software and neither work.

I understand what Acrobat is doing and why it is doing it, I just struggle to believe that they would include these buttons in the Interactive for PDF workspace if they don’t actually work in interactive pdfs. I am hoping I am missing something really obvious or there is a work-around.

The form is nothing over the top, just a series of radio buttons and related questions. But my client wanted nicer looking buttons. Any help would be great!

Thanks

Correct answer by mat_hob | Community Beginner

Yep, Acrobat all the way. Just figured it out a minute ago, when the form highlighting feature is turned off the buttons retain the InDesign style, when its on they revert back to the default Acrobat buttons. This is both in Reader and Pro.

So new questions is, can I set that to toggle that to off when my client's clients open the pdf?

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What software are you looking at the PDF+buttons in? Acrobat, I hope!

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Yep, Acrobat all the way. Just figured it out a minute ago, when the form highlighting feature is turned off the buttons retain the InDesign style, when its on they revert back to the default Acrobat buttons. This is both in Reader and Pro.

So new questions is, can I set that to toggle that to off when my client's clients open the pdf?

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Thank you!! Exactly what I was looking for!

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