Can't Figure Out How to Change Font in Form Fields

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May 27, 2020 May 27, 2020

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Hello, 

I may be a blooming fool here, but here goes...

A friend gave me a copy of an editable contact list. Perfect! There are fillable fields for name, address, etc.

I can't stand Helevetica font. So, I wrote the name, highlighted, right-clicked, and there's really no option to change font type - just options for bold, italic, etc. I tried clicking "Edit PDF" as well. When I click "Edit PDF" and fill out the field, the text formatting option remains grayed out, even if I highlight the text.

I tried editing through "Prepare Form." I wrote text in the field, then right-clicked on the field to view properties. I can change the font type from there, but it doesn't change the text I've already written. I have to go back and change the font type in the form field before my text appears with the correct font.

 

How can I change the font type/size of text within a form field? Is it impossible to apply changes in font to text already written in the field, or am I a dunce?

 

How can I apply the font type/size changes to the entire document, and not just one field?

 

Is there anyway the contact information can be edited through the Edit PDF function?

 

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May 27, 2020 May 27, 2020

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Why does you use Edit PDF when you fill form fields?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 27, 2020 May 27, 2020

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Go to Tools - Prepare Form, then right-click the field, select Properties, Appearance and you'll be able to change it there.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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Hello, I'm having a similar issue on a fillable form I've created, but when I'm in the form and I right click and slect Properties nothing happens. I was able to do this yesterday when I first started making the form, but I saved and closed it to continue working today, and now I can't view the properties (I'm want to center the text within the field).

 

Any assistance would be awesome!

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Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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Are you in Prepare Form mode? What's your version of Acrobat, and OS version?

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Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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Thank you for your reply, I was actually able to fix by reinstalling Acrobat!

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LEGEND ,
Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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It's pretty confusing; there are many kinds of things in a PDF, each needing a different editor.

Page contents - use Edit

Form fields - use Prepare form

Comments/annotations - use Comments

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