keep form editing and text editing separate please
After last update, there is a change in how creating form is working. Form editing (creatin) now contain text edit, which is for me higly unwanted feature, since there is no turn on/off. I am editing 30+ fields in once and selecting all of them is impossible. My form has lot of text boxes and while creating pdf, i dont need them to edit anymore. I just want to edit form fields. Once you mouse down or mouse up on any text, it will ruin the multiple select of fields and start editing text. We are using old version becasue of that... which is btw in even in Creative cloud app and you have to download it from adobe website. please, put the old version of this software in creative cloud desktop app and make form and editin text separate things, like it should be.
We have now added a new preference in Acrobat to enable/disable Text editing in PrepareForm app.
You can find this preference "Auto-enable text editing in Prepare Form" under Edit->Preferences-> Forms.
Please check attached screenshot. This preference is by default enabled.
Latest Acrobat official update(on 12th May) is containing this preference.
This update will be automatically pushed to all existing installations of Acrobat.
If you want, you may also manually trigger the update by opening the application and going to Help > Check for Updates.
Thanks for your patience and support!
Jan Cihelka commented
Thank you, the optional update has helped a lot. Text edit is still there, but once I am selecting multiple form fields, its not forcing me to text editing.
Thanks for your time and patience on this, an optional update with the fix for the issue is available now for Windows & Mac 19.021.20049 Optional update, October 24, 2019
Please install the latest patch from the help menu of Acrobat/Reader, select check for updates. Reboot the machine after installing the latest patch.
For detailed information about the latest patch, you may refer to the Release Notes.
Please let us know if you still experience any issues.
this needs to be upvoted....i need to be able to select multiple fields at once.
makes things super time consuming now.
Jean-Claude Tremblay commented
I agree, what is wrong/confusing and not helpful with this is the fact that’s automatically kicked in. Most of the time when you don’t need it.
It’s also impossible now to click/drag to select multiple fields unless you start from outside the page. That means, you can’t select multiple fields by clic/drag when you have zoomed in your document.
Make text/image editing in edit form mode a deliberated choice by the user and turn off automatic kick in.