Labeling Fillable Fields

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May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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I would like all the fillable fields in my document to be filled in with a light color and labeled with the title of what information needs to be filled into certain spaces. 

Is there a way to label a fillable field so that it is somewhat transparent? That way the person filling out the form knows what to type in that slot? 

I am working with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (32-bit).

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Yes, this is possible. You can use also the tooltips.

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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It's possible, but requires using a script. However, it won't work for fields that have a Format setting, such as Date fields. I also recommend using tooltips for this purpose.

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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Place the "Help" text you want displayed in the field tooltip, then place this script into the Custom Format 

 

if(event.value == event.defaultValue)

{

    event.value = event.userName;

    event.target.fontColor = ["RGB",.75,.75,.75]; // light grey

}

else

    event.target.fontColor = color.black;

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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However, be aware that this trick will only work on PDF viewers that support JavaScript. 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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