The option to clear all the fields on a form has been removed. I have a form that I re-use for various jobs, and now I must manually clear all of the fields in the form in order to fill it out afresh. The deletion of this feature irritates me mightily.13 votes
We would like to know, how were you using “clear all fields” option? Was it a button or a menu item?
Reader cannot “Edit/Modify” PDF and hence “Reset Form” is not available in Reader. As long as you didn’t save the form (as you mentioned), you can use the following command in Acrobat Reader: File > Revert.
“Clear Form/Reset Form” can only be added via Acrobat. You can ask the author of the form to add a button using Form Fields Properties > Actions > Reset Forms.
And, if you are the author, you can clear it from Tools > Prepare Forms > More Options > Clear Form.
I hope this resolves your issue. If not, please share details for more information.
Currently there is no easy way to create a form from scratch with numerous lines and fields. It is easier to create it in Word and then export it, but then there are issues with editing and aligning field boxes to the text. Please make a feature to snap the text boxes to field boxes so they line up perfectly and quickly.7 votes
The Calculate tab does not appear in my Properties dialog boxes for only text fields and dropdown boxes4 votes
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.
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.4 votes
You don’t need to edit the form to enter the date. Simply click on the field and start typing.
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
In Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - add a "subtraction" option in the drop-down box in the Text Fields Properties Box. This would be VERY helpful!
Not having a subtraction option in the Text Field Properties reduces the value of the calculate function. The current "workaround" of inputting a negative number to allow for addition is a poor alternative.3 votes
You can either use a custom JavaScirpt calculation or the simplified field notation calculation, if your field names follow the required convention, with the “-” operator you will be able to perform subtraction.
However, we value your suggestion/ideas and we will have the engineering notified. Should we need more information inregard to this, we shall connect with you
Thank you for your patience.
Please bring back the zoom buttons on Acrobat Pro DC.3 votes
When I prepare a fillable form, I want to wrap the text so the person filling out the form can read the whole paragraph they are writing.
When I prepare a fillable form, I want to wrap the text so the person filling out the form can read the whole paragraph they are writing.2 votes
Select “Multi-line” and “Scroll Long Text” in “Options” tab of the Properties dialog box for your text field. Also, ensure to widen the width (manually) to allow user to view the content as they type
And, I have forwarded your request of “Wrap the Text” to engineering. It will be picked up after prioritization.
We will contact you if we need some more information on this.
Thank you for your patience
When selecting a form field and want to use it for the default, it doesn't allow for the existing decimal place. So, I have to go back and change every number field to eliminate the two decimal default. Also, why can't we just have the default be without any decimals?2 votes
After you have created a form field that eliminate the two decimal default, select “Create Multiple Copies” available on “Right Click” to add more form field with the same default formats.
I hope this helps
You can read more at https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/pdf-form-field-basics.html#copy_a_form_field
Repeatedly, when trying to fill in US Internal Revenue Service forms in Acrobat DC Standard, I get a "bad file handle" message, and am unable to save the completed form. This did not happen with earlier versions of Adobe Acrobat and does not happen if I open the files in Acrobat Reader DC rather than the full version of Acrobat DC. I am using Windows 10.2 votes
Please provide the version of Acrobat DC installed on your machine.
To check version installed – Please refer https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/identify-product-version.html
Also, please share the file (if possible) along with the error screenshot with us.
You can share the file using https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-7161
Sometimes I already have an underlying form in use (one that has check boxes) that I want to make fillable. Since the form already has check boxes, when I add a check box using Prepare Form, the borders can look chunky if I don't get the edges perfectly aligned. Making the fill and line transparent will still fill my underlying check box (part of the form design) but won't try to add a new box overlay.2 votes
Thank you for reporting the issue with us.
Could you please share a screenshot of the issue you are observing.
And if you can share the sample PDF for us to debug further.
I don't want the required fields outlined with a red border when my client opens the form, only when they have completed it if there are any required fields missing. This would seem logical & I cant understand why this isn't already in place?2 votes
You will need to implement keystroke script for this. You can use the Properties dialog > format > Custom options to use.
PDF's when opened will sometimes crash the whole Adobe Acrobat Pro program. They open afterward, but the event viewer shows a fatal error of some kind. I copied four of these into the attached text document.2 votes
Thank you for reporting the issue. We regret you facing inconvenience.
We would need more details on steps to reproduce the issue. And do you experience it on Win or MAC or both.
Share the version of acrobat you are using. You can do so using the link -https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/identify-product-version.html
And also share the test PDF file using forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-7161 for us to investigate further.
You will not be able to edit the PDF file created from Adobe LiveCycle Designer in Acrobat
You need separate application.
I have Windows 10 and Adobe Standard v. 2018.011.20038 and when I create a form and click on "Prepare Form" there is a pop up box that says "Adobe Acrobat has stopped working" and then the program shuts down. I have updated the program, clicked on "Repair Installation" and nothing has corrected this issue. Please help!2 votes
I just installed Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and tried to open a Word document to prepare as a form. Though the file loads in the "Select File" box, nothing happens when I click start.2 votes
Please share the acrobat version you are experiencing this issue with .
Have you tried it with any other file to confirm that this is not file-specific issue.
Also, can you “Check for Updates” and re-test the issue with latest version.
Merge Data Files Into Spreadsheet
In previous versions I can see "Merge Data Files Into Spreadsheet" option, but in DC Pro in Prepare Form I don't have or can't see that option.2 votes
I have a pharma client that I've been working on a Sales Aid for. It was created in InDesign Interactive. At the end of this 8 page (or so) document, there's a simple form for people to request a patient starter kit. No signature is required. We would like to have people submit the form directly to my client, but in Acrobat Pro, the form goes to the end user's email address and they need to forward the form on to my client. This is a 2-step process and not ideal at all for user experience. Client wants the form to go directly to her (vs. first having form come into the user's email as an attachment). Is there a way to do that in Adobe in the future? Thanks!
I have a pharma client that I've been working on a Sales Aid for. It was created in InDesign Interactive. At the end of this 8 page (or so) document, there's a simple form for people to request a patient starter kit. No signature is required. We would like to have people submit the form directly to my client, but in Acrobat Pro, the form goes to the end user's email address and they need to forward the form on to my client. This is a 2-step process and not ideal at all for user experience. Client wants the form…2 votes
I'm 2 hours into filling a form and it decides to lock up+#*#.
Don't know what to do but if I loose my info I will quit paying for Acrobat!2 votes
Bug: Very slow to move form fields and copying formfields to another pdf pastes them 90 degrees fault
Bug: Very slow to move form fields and copying formfields to another pdf pastes them 90 degrees fault1 vote
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