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@Gaurav Sharma: With all due respect, but I have a bit of a problem with this answer.
1. XFA is pretty much dead, and should really no longer be promoted.
2. The request for automatically growing fields in Acroforms is about 20 years old!
3. Setting the font size to autoscale is indeed an option, but this really can not be honestly suggested for serious forms use, especially when paper is involved.
4. Fields with automatic font size is not what the OP requests; the OP most likely is aware of this.
5. It IS possible to make self-growing fields in Acroforms; I have implemented such things a good decade ago. However, there is a small missing link, which Adobe simply chose to not provide.
6. When filling a field without autoscroll/autosize, a marker appears when the content is bigger than can be displayed.
7. We do have the fieldFull Field Object property. The problem is that for reasons unknown and unexplicable to me, it is only available in the Keystroke event.
10. A little bit of coding on the form side, and we would have fields which can grow and shrink.
So, why has Adobe been refusing to implement this so far?? I understand, back in the XFA über Alles era, it was not suitable to do it, but but that era is long gone.
So, @Gaurav Sharma… why??
@Anonymous: It is possible in Acroforms, a bit messy, and with some restrictions. Feel free to get in touch with me in private.
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.Max Wyss supported this idea ·