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Ariel
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While there’s no directly equivalent option in FormMaker (yet — I do hope to add it in a future update), the simple workaround is to add the following line as a document script in FormMaker in InDesign:

this.getField("Combo Box 1").editable = true;

(Obviously, change the text “Combo Box 1” to whatever the combo box is called in InDesign.

This will turn on the option in Acrobat “Allow user to enter custom text” (which I think is what you’re referring to, if I’ve understood correctly).

Now when you run FormMaker in Acrobat, the option will be on.

Before distributing the final PDF, after having run FormMaker on the PDF, you may want to delete that document script as it is no longer needed.

  • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Ariel.