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How do you wrap text in a fillable field

Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2009 Oct 02, 2009

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I'm sure it's simple, but I really don't understand this software.

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Advocate ,
Oct 05, 2009 Oct 05, 2009

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I don' think you can (unless my script?). This has been brought up before.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 05, 2009 Oct 05, 2009

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Try right clicking on the field, then go to Properties>>Options and check multi-line.

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Oct 05, 2009 Oct 05, 2009

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Wow, I never knew that existed. I have seen several topics on here about that and no one ever even mentioned it.

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Nov 13, 2019 Nov 13, 2019

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Thank you, I've hunted high and low for a response.

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New Here ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Thank you! That is perfect. I also discovered that I can set the font size and type that the person filling the form uses. So if I think size 12 or 14 is reasonable for reading, I can require that setting. THANK YOU!!

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May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Thank you so much.  This is exactly what i was trying to do and has worked.   Thanks again 🙂

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Participant ,
Oct 05, 2009 Oct 05, 2009

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Yes, you can.

When you create a text field in Acrobat, set the Options for Multi-line. See attached file for an example of a filed that does and one that does not wrap.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 13, 2009 Oct 13, 2009

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I've been so busy at work that I really haven't had a chance to get back to this forum, but I wanted to say thank you all so much.  It worked!  Now I can develop several other forms that I've been wanting to.  Thanks again.

Hopefully by bumping this... it'll help others who didn't know how to do this

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2010 Feb 05, 2010

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I can't get mine to work.  That option seems to be available if I choose the Flowable Layout option, but the staff person I'm fixing this up for created it in Word and with all kinds of graphics, so it would require WAY too much touch-up.  I don't seem to have that option with Fixed Pages.

My file is attached or here:

http://www.manateechamber.com/application.pdf

I need:

Company Headquarters

Every box from Describe What Your Company Does? down

Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,

Carey

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LEGEND ,
Feb 05, 2010 Feb 05, 2010

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This doesn't look like a typical Acrobat form. The fields are not editable in Acrobat. Was Designer used to create the form fields?

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2010 Feb 05, 2010

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I took the document from Word and made it a PDF, then used Adobe LiveCycle Designer to make it a form.  Is there a better way?

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LEGEND ,
Feb 05, 2010 Feb 05, 2010

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CareyManatee wrote:

Is there a better way?

Yopu could use the actual form tools in Acrobat. Acrobat makes straight up PDF forms while Designer makes xml (made for data submission) forms.

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Feb 05, 2010 Feb 05, 2010

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I opened your form in Adobe Designer and had a look at the object properties in the palette.   At the moment the field value is allow plain text only.  If the the properties palette isn't already open, right click on one of the fields and it will open it.

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2010 Feb 15, 2010

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I have Adobe LiveCycle Designer and had go to text field, then from toolbar select Window and select "Object." This shows the properties of the object...there is no "properties" label I could find. Then, in the "Field" tab select "Allow Multiple Lines" and "Limit Length to Visible Area" and it worked well. Just leave enough real estate for the type of information you want users to insert.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 15, 2010 Feb 15, 2010

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You have pointed out one of the features and pains of Designer. It sort of does a lot of the work for you, but then if you want to make changes like multi-line, you have to search for the preferences for the tool. Thus there are some neat things about Designer, yet if you want to do it your way rather than the package way, you might find AcroForms easier (the form tools built into Acrobat). There are pros and cons, so I am not recommending either way to make forms but am pointing out the option that many folks miss.

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