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  1. Change Default Font

    Why can I not change the default font in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro from Minion to what I want? The "J" in Minion looks like an "I" and I have a "J" in my company name which is causing problems because it looks like an "I". I know this has been asked before but why is there no answer. Ugh!

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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 not working correctly

        My tab order is correct under "prepare form" but when I preview it is incorrect. The issue occurs when I tag the document. I am unable to change the tab order. If I try to change the reading order by dragging items around other items will jump around and it creates a mess that's worse than what I started with. I have to choose between an untagged pdf that is a fillable form with correct tab order or a tagged pdf that is still technically a fillable form, but with a weird reading order and tab order. Please fix this.

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        • Tab order property / sorted list with java script

          There is currently no way to get the tab order of fields in a PDF file via JavaScript. While it is possible to set it by creating fields in the desired order, there is no way of getting the order of already available fields – only alphabetically. Giving the Field object a new property or reading out another sorted list would solve this.

          Also, this link is currently on 404:
          https://help.adobe.com/livedocs/acrobat_sdk/9/Acrobat9_HTMLHelp/JS_Dev_Overview.71.1.html (linked here: https://www.adobe.com/devnet/acrobat/javascript.html)

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          • Emailing completed webforms - can't do it - why bother?

            I created a nice form, loaded it to the web, tested it and when I clicked the "Submit" button - nada! Researched, tried other methods and when I finally called support, I was told that Acrobat DC can't/won't email completed pdf forms from the web! But maybe it would work if I could find someone who could code the javascript for me. So I found the javascript (I can do some coding) and this.maildoc() doesn't work.

            Why bother with this? It was a huge waste of time. There are on-line pdf form companies that charge less and claim to offer…

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            • pdf forms exported as flat (non-editable) pdf files

              I have designed forms that my staff complete & then we provide to external sources. I need these to export as a flat file & don't see how that could be accomplished other than export to MS Word & then to a pdf... kinda labor intensive!

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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…

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                  • editing forms need live cycle????????

                    why do we pay for creative cloud and now can't edit a form to enter a simple date. when trying to edit a w9 form for instance, i am asked to use life cycle to do so and that requires an additional monthly subscriptions???????????????????? this is bad.

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                    • In Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - add a "subtraction" option in the drop-down box in the Text Fields Properties Box. This would be VERY helpful!

                      Not having a subtraction option in the Text Field Properties reduces the value of the calculate function. The current "workaround" of inputting a negative number to allow for addition is a poor alternative.

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                        0 comments  ·  PDF Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi Gary

                        You can either use a custom JavaScirpt calculation or the simplified field notation calculation, if your field names follow the required convention, with the “-” operator you will be able to perform subtraction.

                        However, we value your suggestion/ideas and we will have the engineering notified. Should we need more information inregard to this, we shall connect with you
                        Thank you for your patience.

                      • The Calculate tab does not appear in the Properties dialog boxes for text fields and dropdown boxes

                        The Calculate tab does not appear in my Properties dialog boxes for only text fields and dropdown boxes

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                          Please share the acrobat version you are experiencing this issue with. You can do so using the link -helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/identify-product..

                          Also, can you please try it another PDF file and confirm that this is not file specific.

                          -Bhavna

                        • Merge a fillable PDF using Microsoft Excel as Data Source

                          Please create a feature so that Microsoft excel can be used as a data source for merging fillable PDFs form.

                          Customers are asking for this feature, please incorporate an easy to use (without needing to write script) solution.

                          The common community forum answer when customers are looking for this feature is referral to a 3rd party.

                          We definitely want and need this to be incorporated into Acrobat.

                          Thank you.

                          2 votes
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                          • Please bring back the zoom buttons on Acrobat Pro DC.

                            Please bring back the zoom buttons on Acrobat Pro DC.

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                            • Crashing When Opening Files

                              PDF's when opened will sometimes crash the whole Adobe Acrobat Pro program. They open afterward, but the event viewer shows a fatal error of some kind. I copied four of these into the attached text document.

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                                • Resize Button Properties window

                                  It would be helpful to be able to resize the Button Properties window in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Currently the window barely has enough room to display the contents. Resizing would help allow for much quicker form preparation workflows, for example, making the window larger could help minimize the need to constantly use the scrollbars in the Actions tab.

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                                  • livecycle crashes on preview

                                    Adobe Livecycle ES 4 crashes repeatingly after opening the preview screen. It's irritating. I see a lot of ad hoc repair items in this blog by the Adobe Support team (outsourced). There are a lot of issues in this case. When will Adobe really do something about it.

                                    Please let's have a call. In the early days Adobe issues will be solved. Since it's outsources the issues are increasing huge in my opinion.

                                    Regards,

                                    Ed Boon
                                    visioned.net

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                                    • BUG - can't edit fields in a form

                                      I open a pdf and go to tools > prepare form> open then select a form.

                                      As soon as I click on 'add a field' or an existing field, a stopwatch icon appears and Adobe closes. So I can't edit a form which makes a fillable pdf form impossible. Given the fee I pay every month I am NOT happy.

                                      Yes I have the most current version, Yes I tried the 'repair Adobe' option.

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                                      • Bring back numerical formatting for form field creation

                                        In previous versions of Adobe Acrobat Pro, I was able to select what type of formatting I'd like the text field to be, such as Phone Number, Zip Code, and decimal numbers as described here https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/pdf-form-field-properties.html#format_tab_for_form_field_properties.

                                        However, that option appears to not exist any more?

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                                        • crashes when clicking on Prepare Form

                                          I have Windows 10 and Adobe Standard v. 2018.011.20038 and when I create a form and click on "Prepare Form" there is a pop up box that says "Adobe Acrobat has stopped working" and then the program shuts down. I have updated the program, clicked on "Repair Installation" and nothing has corrected this issue. Please help!

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