How do I vertically align text in a text field in Acrobat Pro DC?

New Here ,
Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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So I am creating an editable printable recipe divider. On that divider, I've got a text field. I put text in it in the Oswald font and size 60, all is good. Selected multi-line. That works. But I need the text to be vertically aligned middle (got it horizontally aligned center, so that's good). That way, if the text is only one line, it'll be vertically centered middle; if two, still vertically centered middle. How do I get it to do this? I am currently using the trial version on a Windows computer if that helps. Thank you!

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LEGEND , Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

You have to set up the field to allow rich text formatting. After you enter the text, you can select it and display the Properties toolbar (Ctrl+E), which will have a More button, which will lead to a window with a Paragraph tab, which will include a vertical alignment button.

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You have to set up the field to allow rich text formatting. After you enter the text, you can select it and display the Properties toolbar (Ctrl+E), which will have a More button, which will lead to a window with a Paragraph tab, which will include a vertical alignment button.

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Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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Thank you so much fot your answer! As I see it is the only one solution for such a simple task. I'm so surprised that Adobe Acrobat still miss this option.

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Although a solution has been provided for you, the fact is that Acrobat is absolutely not a layout program or word processor. The text features within Acrobat are primarily for after-the-fact text touch-up / edit. For what you are attempting, Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator or even Microsoft Word would be a much better solution. And from each of those programs you can save/export PDF.

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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This answer is wrong.  All you need to do is change the field to NOT multi-line.  It will then vertically center.

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New Here ,
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 27, 2020

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You're right. Thanks for the simple solution

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Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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Only for single-line content. The moment you select 'multi-line', it aligns top. 

 

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May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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The answer wasn't wrong but perfect but just for another issue still related to vertical alignment. I needed vertical top alignment not centered vertical alignment and I was stuck until I got that answer. Actually, the only one I found about this issue when googling.

 

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