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Creating PDF Forms in InDesign

This article appeared in Issue 133 of InDesign Magazine.

Save time and gain control by building and exporting PDF forms directly from InDesign

In a perfect world with uninterrupted internet access available everywhere, it’s not hard to imagine web-based forms completely replacing PDF forms. But we don’t live in a perfect world, and as much as I want my internet connection to always be “on,” the reality is that it’s not. So PDF forms will probably continue to be an important tool for gathering information.

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Chad Chelius is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Author, and Consultant in the Philadelphia area and works with clients to improve their creative workflows using Adobe products. He's also the author of several courses on He specializes in PDF accessibility using Adobe InDesign and is a regular speaker at The InDesign Conference and PePcon.
  • Pamela Giles says:

    Thank you for this helpful article. I’ve tried to make forms right from InDesign before and given up because it was just way harder than it seems like it should be. These tips are great!

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