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  1. Precise placement of objects in Prepare Form and Edit Form

    I would like to see a "transform" capability similar to InDesign, with a panel or set of boxes in which the actual pixel X & Y coordinates, as well as the dimensions of an object, can be precisely set. Currently, the resolution on this type of placement appears to be set at 2 points, and I would like to be able to fine-tune that to pixels or 10,000ths of an inch as I can in InDesign. That's the basic idea, but read on for rationale.
    I work mainly in InDesign to create pdf forms that I then take into Acrobat…

    39 votes
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      15 comments  ·  PDF Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I have forwarded your request to engineering. It will be picked up after prioritization. We will contact you if we need some more information on this.
      Thank you for your patience.

    • Create Expandable Text Field Forms

      Adobe Acrobat Pro needs to have the ability to create expandable text field forms that allow the text box to expand when the user types similar to what you can do with Livecycle.

      This is a feature that has been requested a lot online. Currently Acrobat Pro only allows multi-line text field forms with a scroll bar, but you cannot create an expanding text field form that increases in the height of the text field to accomodate more text.

      The functionality to create this even in Livecycle is too clunky and complicated to use.

      33 votes
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      • allow printing of all data in text box even if it exceeds the amount visible on the display.

        there needs to be a way to print all of the text in a text box without using auto font size. in auto font size the font shrinks as more text is added. this is not readable. all of the text should print even if it is more than is visible in the text box on the display.

        9 votes
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        • Format Painter

          It would be very helpful if Acrobat Pro were to have a format painter feature like Microsoft's. As it is, one has to go through all the form fields and change them manually one at a time after Auto doesn't deliver what is desired.

          9 votes
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          • i would like to change the font for the interactive text fields.

            i would like to be able to change the font of an interactive text field of a pdf file that i made in adobe indesign.

            8 votes
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            • Clear Form

              The option to clear all the fields on a form has been removed. I have a form that I re-use for various jobs, and now I must manually clear all of the fields in the form in order to fill it out afresh. The deletion of this feature irritates me mightily.

              7 votes
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              • Editable form fields should keep font properties they were exported with

                When you export an interactive PDF from InDesign, form fields that define a font and size do not carry over to the actual PDF and have to be redefined in Acrobat Pro.

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                • Group/Lock text and corresponding form field together so they can be moved together

                  I create many forms and every time I create a text field and corresponding form field (whether text box, check box or radio button) I have to move them around separately. the text fields end up grouping together with other unrelated text fields and adjusts line spacing randomly which makes it double-triple work to move around and adjust when laying out the form. Text fields should be left individual with option to merge with other text fields if desired. It takes me way longer to create a form than necessary because i have to constantly readjust the line spacing and…

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                  • Tab order feature

                    The field view is entirely too small to manually edit tab order. This should either be a separate pane or perhaps a pop-out window. I easily have over 100 fields on one page and it's impossible to order them as I need to (by column, within a section or rows of fields). Default tab ordering structures (By Row, By Column) are not useful here. Need more flexibility to set tab order manually.

                    5 votes
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                    • Change font default settings before Acrobat detect's form fields (Adobe pro 9)

                      I'm able to manually change the font in Properties. From what I saw on the internet, there are many end users looking to change the default (font details) settings in PDF Pro 9. I would like to suggest an enhancement to allow the end user to change the default font settings.

                      5 votes
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                      • can you add subtraction in calculate field please?

                        can you add subtraction in calculate field please?

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                        • Change form field types

                          When creating a PDF Form from an existing document there should be a way to select a field and change the field type. Ex. change a text field into a dropdown list field

                          4 votes
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                          • Expandable (and/or pop-out) "FIELDS" Pane When Editing a Form

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                            It would be great to be able to grab and pull the left edge of the FIELDS pane over to the left to widen it. Some of the text field names can be very long and can look identical to others unless you can see the whole title. (I know you can hover over the title to see the full text but that only seems to work intermittently, and is time-consuming).
                            Also, when scrolling up and down or when trying to grab and move titles to rearrange the tab order, it's easy to get confused and lose your…

                            4 votes
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                            • Detailed step-by-setp instructions to create complex forms

                              There are many basic youtube videos on creating forms. I need to know how to create complex forms with equation, reference fields and so on. What i learned from what is available out there is not adequate and doesn't work all the time. So better instructions are needed. You sell a product but must also provide good instructions on how to use it well. If there isn't any internal resource, please contract 3-party to do so. i have spent so much time on it and am still fumbling around. Very unproductive with my time.

                              4 votes
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                              • Edit formatting for multiple form fields at once

                                Since there's a push to make publically available PDF's meet ADA accesibility standards, we've been creating the base form fields in inDesign and then doing finishing touches in Acrobat Pro. It's annoying enough that you can't set formatting in the base doc (ie if it should be a number, date, percentage etc). The fact that there's no way to format multiple fields at once is worse. If more than one field is selected, the "format" tab literally disappears from the properties menu.

                                I'd just copy the original fields to preserve their settings, but then I'd have to do a lot…

                                3 votes
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                                • Forms being returned to me blank

                                  Created my form using Adobe DC/Pro. I send to my clients to complete, they complete it, but when they return it to me, I get it back blank

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                                  • New Document Preparation automatic tool

                                    I would like to be able to select the Font, Font Size & the type of check box Adobe DC uses when a document is being prepared automatically. Currently I must go in and manually change these attributes each time a new document is prepared. I use font size 12, Font type Helvelica Bold and a square for the check box. Don't understand why a tool was created that only does half the job. I need to be able to change these 3 attributes to the default before I run the prepare form tool.

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                                    • Per-document Highlight Form Field setting

                                      Highlight Form Field function draws over the form field so instead of a nice button I get an ugly blue/red rectangle that is acting buggily anyway. It makes the document useless and I have to find a different solution than pdf questionnaire. Forcing people to switch it in some advanced menu is out of question. This feature should be on per-document basis with possible override in Acrobat preferences where you specifically state that you want to override document settings.

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                                      • Set tab order

                                        In Acrobat 9 and higher, the "set tab order" function is very cumbersome as opposed to the previous method of just clicking the field in the order that I want to set the tabs.
                                        I have a form that has 210 fields and dragging them in a list is very tedious and in some cases, the order changes randomly and I have to start over.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Fix for XI

                                          Please create the option to set a font for Form Editing, or fix the "Use Current Properties as New Defaults" to include the selected font as well. Helvetica isn't a common font, but I'd really rather not have to change it for every field I create on a converted document.
                                          Thanks...Love the program.

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