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?
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!