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Auto-generate form fields from PDF in LiveCycle?

Level 1
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I have a PDF created with InDesign that is destined to be an interactive PDF form. For previous versions I have imported it into Acrobat and had it generate the fields based on the text columns I layed out in InDesign.

I wanted to try for more function in my form, so I thought I'd use LiveCycle, but I can't figure out how to get it to automatically create form fields when I first import the PDF. Is this not something that LiveCycle does, or am I just missing something?

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Level 5
Level 5


I don't like automatically generated PDFs.

But sure you can create this with the LCD. The only thing is that the acrobat recognize lines (for example) and place a textobject to this location. The LCD not really.

  1. Open the LCD
  2. Then select "New Form".
  3. Then select "Import PDF".
  4. Then select "Create"


Then the software will try to recognize everything..

My opinion is - THE BEST WAY to create a formular is this to create by myself in the LCD step by step. Then this software has so many possibilities...for really good PDFs.

Kind regards Mandy