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.
Admin, sounds like Adobe Acrobat Pro. Can you answer for that program?
@Anonymous: It is possible in Acroforms, a bit messy, and with some restrictions. Feel free to get in touch with me in private.
I am working as fleet manager in a shipping company. I tried making pdf form with expandable text field. unfortunately it does not happen as there are no options available. the only option that i see is multi line and scroll bar. But no option for expandable text field.
It is possible to build growing (unfortunately not shrinking) text fields in PDF forms. It is, however, quite clunky, and (in the opinion of the one who has developed this feature) a bit experimental.
It is very late that I get to this thread, agreed.
But resizable "text boxes inside Comment App" ARE NOT WHAT THE OP REQUESTS!!
The OP (and many others, over all the years) request TEXT FIELDS to grow and shrink depending on their contents.
I see the reply that expandable text field is supported ...can you provide a tutorial?? We use Acrobat to create many forms for the public, but find this option is now necessary and are researching other programs
It should do the dynamically https://acrobat.uservoice.com/users/356767369-poorvi-singhal
Yes please!! For MAC
I only bought adobe DC to build form for my clients ... now I learn it is actually a crippled version of a form builder for Mac ... time for a refund and an new tool ... so disappointed
back to MS Word for now.
AdminPoorvi Singhal (Admin, Adobe) commented
Kindly let us know which tool you are using to create a text box.
We do support resizable text boxes inside Comment App