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Creating Dynamic Forms with Adobe by J. P. Terry

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Chapter 2. Form Design

Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.

—Paul Rand, 1997

Now that you’ve created a few forms, let’s look at the important subject of form design. Unfortunately, form design is often overlooked as form developers rush head first into form creation and scripting. This is a mistake, and the design and usability of forms suffer when sound design principles are ignored.

In this chapter, you will study two important design principles for interactive PDF forms. You will also learn some practical tips in the areas of graphic design and interaction design. There isn’t time or space for a comprehensive study of graphic design or interaction design, but I will detail a few facts about each subject that are relevant to ...

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