Creating an indesign fillable form with computation (addition)
I am trying to set up a bespoke menu order form using Indesign CC interactive forms. I have my master template set up however I cannot quite get how to do the following for the viewer to be able to calculate an amount across a row and have an automatic table in the final costs box.
Breakfast at Â£13.80
Then boxes across covering hours in the day where the reader can allocate different quantities of said breakfast until the amount is automatically tallied at the end.
Breakfast at Â£13.80 x2 x3 x4 x2 to a total of Â£151.80.
I understand I would be looking at a custom script in Acrobat Pro as probably the best way to do this but cannot understand how.
Any help would be so gratefully recieved.
To my knowledge you cannot create a fillable form in InDesign.
My suggestion would be to:
- Create the original document in InDesign exactly how you want it to look
- Export as PDF
- Open that PDF in Acrobat
Follow these instructions on how to use forms, automate calculations, etc.
Basic Calculations: https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/how-do-i-use-basic-calculations-in-a-form
More Advanced Calculations: https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/print/how-to-do-not-so-simple-form-calculations