Help: Text duplicates in all form fields

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Feb 21, 2013 Feb 21, 2013

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When filling in the PDF form fields (of the PDF fillable form that I created), the text duplicates into every other field in the PDF, regardless of which box you type into. Help?

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LEGEND , Feb 21, 2013 Feb 21, 2013

This is how PDF forms behave if the fields names are the same, so you just need to change their names in Acrobat so they are all different.

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Feb 21, 2013 Feb 21, 2013

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This is how PDF forms behave if the fields names are the same, so you just need to change their names in Acrobat so they are all different.

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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k...but, how? 😕

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LEGEND ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Select each form field in turn in the Form editor, click on Propertioes, change the name. Repeat for each field, whether there are 10 fields or 10,000 fields.

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New Here ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Can this be performed in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

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LEGEND ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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"Can this be performed in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?". No. Reader can't be used to make forms, nor change a form design. If someone sent you a form that does this, they made it wrong.  

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New Here ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Does this mean forms can only be acccessed via Acrobat Pro DC?

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Community Expert ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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If by "accessed" you mean "edited", then yes. Although it can be done with any version of Acrobat, Pro or Standard, but not with Acrobat Reader.

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New Here ,
Aug 09, 2017 Aug 09, 2017

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I have this same problem in Acrobat DC and changing the field names has not solved the problem. I've deleted the boxes and recreated them, but still have the problem. Ideas?

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Community Expert ,
Aug 09, 2017 Aug 09, 2017

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Can you share the form?

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New Here ,
Aug 09, 2017 Aug 09, 2017

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It’s a work in progress and I’m a novice, but here you go...

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Aug 09, 2017 Aug 09, 2017

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To share file you can use Tools > Send & Track.

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Aug 09, 2017 Aug 09, 2017

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New Here ,
Aug 09, 2017 Aug 09, 2017

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I solved my problem. Operator error. Thank you!

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New Here ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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How did you solve this issue? I have the same issue.

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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Yes, I'm having the same issue and need to know how to fix it

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Community Expert ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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See above. You need to rename them.

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New Here ,
Sep 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021

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how did u fix it 

 

 

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2020 Jul 21, 2020

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Totally it! Assign them different names and boom, fixed. George is right!

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2020 Aug 28, 2020

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I'm having this issue also, and all the fields are titled something different. Any other ideas?

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Community Expert ,
Aug 28, 2020 Aug 28, 2020

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You'll need to share the file with us for more help with it.

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2020 Aug 28, 2020

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Well, I went back in to edit/prepare the form, and now I see what is meant by the "titles" and they were all the same. I'm trying to prepare a set of lab tables for my high school students, but there are 2 tables with 25 cells each, along with many other cells for longer answers. It's sounding like I either rename all the cells individually (even with just a number, which they won't see or I don't care if they see), or have them use a different program. 

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Community Expert ,
Aug 28, 2020 Aug 28, 2020

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If you find a PDF viewer that allows you to enter different values into fields with the same name you should stay away from it, as it's very buggy and should not be trusted.

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New Here ,
May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021

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What if you have 200-300 boxes on the form?  Is there an easier way to change all of the names rather than one at a time?  

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LEGEND ,
May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021

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No, not really.

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