Insert a variable on many pages in Adobe InDesign to fill in when printing PDF

I have a “Name” field on many worksheet pages which I want automatically filled in with a particular student’s name when printing. I know in InDesign I can just create a master page that those worksheet pages use and fill in the name of the student there.

I’d like to have a PDF of the worksheet pages where I just enter the name in the PDF viewer instead of having to do this through InDesign. Is this possible?

Answer

You could just add a header with the student’s name. That would automatically appear on every page. I can’t think of a faster way to do this in Acrobat offhand, if you’re dealing with lots of pages.

You can set up a header Action (Tools > Action Wizard) ahead of time with everything but the student’s name, then add the name for each print run.

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