Unexpected form fields when you open a PDF exported from InDesign in Acrobat 8

Issue

When you open a PDF file that has been exported from Adobe InDesign CS2 or CS3 in Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or Adobe Acrobat Professional 8, Acrobat unexpectedly detects form fields in the PDF file.

You may receive the following message upon opening the PDF in Acrobat 8: "Please fill out the following form. If you are a form author, choose Distribute Form in the Forms menu to send it to your recipients."

Reason

Your document includes one or more hyperlinks with a stroke drawn less that 1/8 inch above the hyperlink, and the Interactive Elements option was enabled in the Export Adobe PDF dialog when you exported the file from InDesign.

Solution

Do one of the following solutions:

Solution 1: Move the stroke further away from the hyperlink.

Acrobat 8 detects the stroke as a form field if the stroke is closer than 1/8 inch above the hyperlink area. Move the stroke to a distance greater than 1/8 inch (for example, 9/64 inch) to prevent the unexpected form field detection in the exported PDF file.

Solution 2: Deselect the Interactive Elements option in the Export Adobe PDF dialog.

If your document does not include any interactive elements such as buttons or roll-over actions, deselect the interactive elements option in the Export Adobe PDF dialog when you export the file from Adobe InDesign.

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