In a previous blog, I discussed creating interactive prototypes in InDesign, a program originally created for print publication. I explored print layout tools that translate seamlessly to web projects as well as interactive features such as adding URLs, creating buttons with multiple states, and animating simple flyouts. In this blog I will explore how to create an interactive form in InDesign—an efficient way to create a prototype for usability testing.
When beginning an interactive project in InDesign, I recommend customizing your workspace to include interactive features. Start by going up to the Window menu, then hover over ‘Workspace’ and select ‘Interactive for PDF’.