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Date picker field in forms using Acrobat Pro DC

New Here ,
Aug 08, 2017 Aug 08, 2017

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I wish to insert a date picker field in my form using Acrobat Pro DC (version 2017.012.20093) and although it shows in tutorials that this is now available in 2017 forms (see below), I do not have this option.  Currently when I insert a calendar field and open properties, I only see the following:

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Form authoring: Along with the Image field, the Prepare Form tool also supports the addition of a Date field in a single click with the January 2017 release. This is also not a new field type; it's a text field, with the Format set to Date.

Date fields created using this method have _af_date appended to the field names to identify them as date fields.

Date field

Form filling: The January 2017 release includes support for Date picker for Date fields in both Acrobat and Reader. This is not tied to the new Date field; if you have an existing form, which has a text field, with the Format set to Date, the Date picker arrow icon appears when you bring focus on the field. Clicking the icon opens up the Date picker. After you select a date, the Date picker formats it according to the format specified by the author and enters that in the field.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 08, 2017 Aug 08, 2017
The date picker is not supported for Adobe Sign compatible forms, which is what you've created. The are supported for normal Acroforms, which you can convert to by selecting: More > Revert to Acrobat Formin the right-hand pane while in form editing mode.

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Aug 08, 2017 Aug 08, 2017

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The date picker is not supported for Adobe Sign compatible forms, which is what you've created. The are supported for normal Acroforms, which you can convert to by selecting: More > Revert to Acrobat Form

in the right-hand pane while in form editing mode.

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Sep 10, 2018 Sep 10, 2018

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I 'was' supported for sending documents for signature via the online process (not from within Acrobat DC) until sometime over the past couple weeks. (Which is really stupid)

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Can't find this option - how else can you do it? How do I convert back?

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Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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That's the only way. What do you see?

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Aug 08, 2017 Aug 08, 2017

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Thank you so much George_Johnson.

One final question if you don't mind, it is possible to custom format so it shows the day of the week, e.g. Wednesday, 09/08/2017

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Aug 08, 2017 Aug 08, 2017

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As custom format use:

dddd, dd/mm/yyyy

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Aug 09, 2017 Aug 09, 2017

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Thank you so much for you help

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