Text fields for user input

04/06/2007

Learn how to replace content of text frames with content from user input.

Select the text frame you want to mark as a field.

Type the name of the field in Object Data pane as Value for Name.
You can use any alpha-numeric characters, except for semi-colon (;).

The field name will appear on the order form presented to the user exactly as you enter
it here. Leading and trailing spaces may be truncated.

The entire content of the text frame will be replaced with the user input. The formatting
(alignment, colours, fonts, etc.) will be matched to that of the corresponding
paragraph of the text frame.

The entire text frame will be removed from the document if the user enters nothing into the field.

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