Design Tools: Library
On the right side of the open Designer window, there are two main windows. The top window is called the Library, and it has the standard tools to create a dynamic form. For the purposes of this tutorial, only the most basic form field options are highlighted.
To insert these options into your form, simply click on them and drag them into the form. To delete one of these tools, click on it until the edges are highlighted with segmented lines and press delete
Notes on the variations options:
- The difference between “Check Box” and “Radio Button”: If there are two or more Check Boxes next to one another, InDesign will automatically create a frame around the Check Boxes. The same is true for “Radio Buttons.” The difference is that an applicant may select one or more Check Boxes within the same frame, while the applicant may only select on Radio Button within a frame. For example, a Check Box frame could include the words “Check all that apply” while a Radio Button frame could ask an applicant whether s/he is a veteran or not.
- The difference between “Drop-down List” and “List Box”: “Drop-down List” allows the designer to label the overall selection subject while the “List Box” does not have this option.