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Print or export to word or html PDF form with scrolling text box

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Feb 22, 2023 Feb 22, 2023

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I have a large number of forms that when printed the scrolling text boxes only print the contents within the box size and does not print the entire contents that have been typed out.  I'd like to be able to print these or export this to word or html so that the full text is available to view.  I have Adobe Acrobat Pro version 2022.003.20322. I've tried searching for a solution and the only thing I've been able to find is to auto-size the font but most of these boxes have text that is too long and unreadable.  I've tried the export data to excel but the formatting of the form is lost and it uses the form field names rather than the UI-friendly names.  Is there any solution for this?

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Feb 23, 2023 Feb 23, 2023

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Hi @Susan28545405ejy9 

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry to hear that.

 

If you are using the Acrobat Pro DC and have the permission to edit the PDF form, please set the font size to auto in the text field properties. This will make the the text smaller and fit to the text field as you type and when you print the PDF all the text will be visible. 

 

-Open the PDF form 

-Go to Tools > Prepare Form > Double click on the Text field

- This will open the text field properties dialogue box.

-Under 'Appeareance Tab' Set Font Size to 'Auto' and click close and then try to print.

 

Another way is to use the Javascript on the PDF form to print all the text in the scrollable text field. For more information, you may look at the correct answer marked in the similar discussion https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/printing-a-fillable-pdf-form-with-scrolling-text-fields/td-p/...

 

Hope this information will help

 

Regards

Amal

 

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Feb 23, 2023 Feb 23, 2023

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Unfortunately, the auto-size solution doesn't work, the amount of text is too long and still doesn't all fit into the box.  Is there any other solution?

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Feb 23, 2023 Feb 23, 2023

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Not really, unless you copy the contents of the field to a larger one.

Alternatively, you can use a script to export it as a plain-text file, and then it can use something other than the field name next to it, such as a fixed string, the field's tooltip text, or even nothing at all.

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