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Re: PDF Forms Software - Adobe LiveCycle vs Adobe Experience Manager?


From: Philip Kiff
Date: Aug 20, 2018 3:40PM

On 2018-08-20 3:18 PM, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> [....] Did you know that Adobe InDesign has decent forms tools?
No I did not!

> [....] We create forms (and run classes in making accessible forms) and most can be exported to a fully accessible PDF that needs little to no tweaking afterwards in Acrobat Pro. Real time-saver.
> It's a decent workflow for most forms, and I believe Adobe is working to improve its forms utilities and capabilities.
That sounds like a much better workflow than the one used by one
designer in the provincial government here, which is: create the
graphics and layout in an old version of InDesign (CS2 or 3), export to
PDF, then open the PDF in LiveCycle 9 (ES2), then save as fillable PDF.
Which was the actual source of the files I tried to make accessible last

Some of the forms I work with require "dynamic" form properties because
users are asked to insert additional rows of data and the form expands
in length to allow for additional rows as needed. I wonder if InDesign
can accommodate "dynamic" forms as well as "static" ones?