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  1. 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

  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    4 votes
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  4. 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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    Need Info  ·  Bilal Ansari responded

    You don’t need to edit the form to enter the date. Simply click on the field and start typing.

  5. 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!

    4 votes
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  6. Allow fields to me removed from tab order.

    This is useful when redundant fields such as pre-populated info from a previously entered field are used. I.e: " Enter Company Name" on a contract is entered and pre populated many times throughout all pages. When tabbing through, these redundant tabs are unnecessary.

    3 votes
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  7. Sliding Scale

    It would be great if users could insert a sliding scale field for range questions (like a 1-10 question) in the same way that we can insert a checkbox or text field when creating a form. I have to create employee appraisal templates and I need to include a slider scale. I have attached an example of a sliding scale.

    3 votes
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  8. Full access to the Properties box for multiple cells at once

    I have imported a pdf into Acrobat to create a fillable form. It "prepares" the form for you once you choose "prepare" form. When you have so many cells that need the same formatting, there isn't an option to copy and paste the same formatting. Being able to choose your cells then open the FULL properties box will give me that option to make ONE change with MULTIPLE cells. Right now you have to go into each cell which is extremely time consuming. This would be amazing if you could change this!! Thank you.

    3 votes
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  9. Please add additional text box properties for pdf forms

    Please add following text field properties for text fields in pdf forms:

    1.) Justified text alignment under Options Tab; and
    2.) Hyperlink format under Format Tab.

    3 votes
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  10. Flattening Tool

    We need a flattening tool so that we can put stamps/initials/signatures on a pdf that cannot be moved/altered so they can go to our clients. There was a very simple add on to adobe X, but nothing even close in DC. Please update this!

    3 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. 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.

    3 votes
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  13. 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#formattabforformfield_properties.

    However, that option appears to not exist any more?

    3 votes
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  14. copy field to new document

    Copy & Paste of a field - Within a document works as expected - the formatting, naming of the field is consistent. However if you copy paste into a different document, the field properties seem to reset (if this was correct, why would you copy/paste & not just insert a new field) - expected behaviour would be to keep same size/format/code/name & position(if possible, if not centred on screen).

    Only noted work-around, is to copy existing page into new document, copy/paste field from one page to another & then deleted the inserted page. - Comment elsewhere requests a MS Office…

    3 votes
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  15. batch rename form field based on selected form fields

    batch rename form field based on selected fields so that a simple Javascript can hide or Show them based on the simple syntax of the Field name.
    How to implement it:
    1. Select form fields in overview panel
    2. Right-click Batch rename selected form fields…
    3. Done and great for javascritping with ease.

    3 votes
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  16. Multi Select / Assign Participant Role

    Please allow a user to assign a "Participant Role" to multiple fields at once inside of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (Convert to Adobe Sign form). Similar to how you can select multiple fields and make them all required with one click. This isn't always a huge issue, but when assigning multiple fields in a large table format this can quickly become very tedious and massively time consuming.

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  17. Adjust leading on the appearance area for the multi-scroll fillable type.

    I would like to be able to adjust the leading for multi-scroll fillable type. I often have to adjust my art in InDesign so that the type matches the lines on forms.

    3 votes
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  18. Auro save? Is it that hard?

    Is it really that hard to auto save PDFs? It's ridiculous that in 2020 my PDFs don't save to original documents as I work. Thanks for wasting my time and losing hours of work.

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  19. 2 votes
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  20. Bug: Replace Pages, then Save...text disappears, leaving only fields

    The steps: Replace Pages, Save.

    Acrobat loses all the text, leaving only fillable fields.

    It doesn't happen for all PDFs.

    This is the third version of Acrobat that has this problem. Isn't it time to fix this bug?

    I have looked several times on the Internet for references to this bug, and have found nothing.

    2 votes
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