I am in Adobe Acrobat DC, am working on a PC and am in Windows10 Pro. I am filling out a PDF form and when I Edit the form to create a text box with the text box tool so that I fill in the form, and try to type in the box, I can see the cursor moving along as if I am typing but I cannot see any text. The ink color is showing black, I've changed fonts, font sizes, I've done an Adobe Troubleshoot, repair, loaded and unloaded, save and resaved and nothing works. This was working Friday and now on Monday it's not working.
Does you add form text fields?
Hi I too am suddenly having the invisible text problem. Mac OSX , Acrobat Pro 2020. I need to do comments on PDF documents. The text tool or text box tool both appear to be typing normally while active, but as soon as they are deslected the letters become invisible.
This is happening on all documents.
I have attached two images showing the X selected and not selected. If I hover over the text box it has blue selection handles, but I am unable to show that since they dissapear when I cactivate the screen shot.
I was having the same issue, but only on a certain portion of a document. Mine started as A Word document. I exported to pdf to fill in fields but I would get the invisible typing box on part of the document.
I then opened the document from Acrobat rather than exporting from Word. After Acrobat converted the file, the text boxes worked just fine.
I hope this helps someone.
I printed my document (already a PDF) to PDF and saved it a a slightly different name. I was then able to modify existing text, add new text, and delete new text boxes that I wasn't able to do before. Annoying, but a work around.
Same issue here. Within Reader, the tool items were on the left instead of the right, there was no "Fill & Sign" option, just a text box icon. Using it, I could add signatures, or initials. Checkboxes and x's did not show up, nor did filling in information that I typed onto the form. The text is invisible. It shows me recent things I've typed in a little drop-down.
Remove Adobe Reader. Reinstall from scratch from the website. The toolbar items are back on the right, Fill&Sign is back, and the text shows up.
Seems to be a function of disruptive, pointless updating. Just so you know, no the changes to the interface are not creative, or interesting, or useful or helpful in any way. They're just disruptive, for no reason, to the vast majority of users.
Is this an issue with a particular PDF file or with all the PDFs? Please try with a different PDF file and check also make sure the ink color is not set to white.
A small video recording of the step and the issue would be very helpful.
What is the version of the Acrobat DC you are using? To check the version go to Help > About Acrobat and make sure you have the recent version 23.06.20320 installed. Go to Help > Check for updates and reboot the computer once.
Also try to repair the installation from the help menu (Win Only) and see if that works.
Please try to reset the Acrobat preferences as described here https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/how-to-reset-acrobat-preference-settings-to-defau...
You may also try to create a new test user profile with full admin rights in Win or enable the root account in MAC and try using the application there and check.
Hi, I am having this problem:
What happens once you try the troubleshooting steps shared above?
Let us know how it goes.