Stop entering Edit Text & Images mode while editing form fields from Prepare Form mode.
In Adobe Acrobat Pro DC's Prepare Form mode, before one of the more recent updates, I could click and drag my mouse over 1 or more interactive PDF form fields to select/modify and move them as desired.
When I wanted to click away/deselect them, the selected items would simply deselect no matter where I clicked (including existing text elements) and leave me in Prepare Form mode.
Now, when I attempt to deselect interactive fields by clicking on any element, such as text, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC takes me to Edit Text & Images mode.
If I want to click and drag my mouse over multiple form fields again, I now have to exit this mode before I can do so or press the cursor icon in the prepare form toolbar. If I don't perform this workaround, clicking and dragging selects multiple text/image elements instead of form fields.
This change requires extra clicks and is ruining productivity when modifying interactive fields on PDF forms especailly frustrating when I have a huge workload.
Can we have an option to turn entering Edit Text and Images mode off while in prepare form mode?
K. Cervantes commented
I agree with this. Editing form fields needs to be completely separated from editing the form. It is a productivity killer for me and wholly frustrating. I looked into a work-aroiund "alternative update" but my work did not wish use it so I muddle through.
Jenny Haight commented
The original bug was fixed but it will still select text if you click on the body of the document while in form edit mode. I recommend using the ESC key to deselect fields you are working on rather than clicking off onto the body. Hope that helps!