How to build a PDF form using InDesign CC and Acrobat XI

Learn how to create a fillable PDF form using Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud.

By Kelly McCathran – September 19, 2014


In this tutorial, learn how to create a fillable PDF forms using Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud. We will also recommend some required reading for anyone who wants to build PDF forms.

Products covered:

Acrobat XI

Related topics:

PDF Forms

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Lori Kassuba

3, 2015-10-06 06, 2015

Hi Charles Smyth,

The ability to save PDF forms without reader-enabling them first was introduced in Adobe Reader XI. The only exception to this are forms created using Adobe LiveCycle Designer.


Charles Smyth

3, 2015-10-01 01, 2015

I have used Acrobat since version 4, and have always regarded the inability for those with the Acrobat Reader to not be able to save forms, as a decision by Adobe, that really disincentivised the use of *.pdf forms. Even now, very few Acrobat publishers of Acrobat forms, make the save option available.

Patty Friesen

1, 2015-01-29 29, 2015

Hi Cindy,

Our developer checked the video in all browsers and confirmed it is working. If you continue to have problems viewing the video, you can try this link:

Hope this helps.


Patty Friesen

3, 2015-01-28 28, 2015

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for writing and sorry you’re experiencing problems with the video. We’ll check it out again. I just played it in Firefox with no problem, but I’ve forwarded it to our web developer to have another look!



4, 2015-01-23 23, 2015

The video crashes firefox and doesn’t show up in Safari.

Patty Friesen

2, 2014-12-19 19, 2014

Hi Lisa,

I played the video in Firefox v34.0.5 and had no problem. I’ll ask our webmaster to check it out in IE and Firefox. In the meantime, can you try it again and let me know how it plays. Also, what version of Firefox are you using?


Lisa Altizer

10, 2014-12-18 18, 2014

This video shows up for a couple seconds and then disappears in Firefox, page comes up unfounded in IE.

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