Shaun

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    Shaun commented  · 

    I'm a Graphic Designer using Adobe InDesign to put together documents which will eventually have editable form fields within them once converted to a pdf. I've redesigned/rebranded loads of documents in this way, all of which require editable form fields that my colleagues need to use in other departments within the business.

    So imagine their surprise when the type they are keying into the form fields I have created starts to disappear when it overflows and is replaced with a scroll bar. This simply cannot happen in our organisation as the end users need to print out these documents with the content in view at all times.

    So now you can imagine my disgust at having to use Microsoft Word to recreate the documents again so they can take advantage of the expanding table/forms that it has always had.

    @Gaurav Sharma the work around you mention simply isn't good enough. Set your A4 document's font size to say, 9pt for all the fields for layout consistency. But then pre-empt that another form field's text might overflow and set it to 'Auto'. If the user doesn't need all the space the font looks massive, if they use more space then the font starts to decrease. if they use even more space, then the font reduces further to an almost unreadable 5/6pt.

    There is no real work around that can effectively solve this problem... apart from Word! (Yuk).

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