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Removing Editable Form Fields from E-Signature

New Here ,
Jul 25, 2023 Jul 25, 2023

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I created form fields to fill out the information on the form. I filled out the information and just need to send it for signature.

 

Once I go to send it for e-signature, it automatically creates new form fields to be filled.  It created new boxes over my filled-in information that I cannot delete or edit.

 

How can I stop E-sign from automatically creating a box over my content?

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Jul 26, 2023 Jul 26, 2023

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Check your preferences.  EDIT - Preferences - Forms

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Jul 26, 2023 Jul 26, 2023

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Thanks mariahweyne. I've checked in Preferences - Forms and played with all the settings.

Nothing appears to stop E-Signature from automatically creating new fields and overlaying my content.

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Jul 26, 2023 Jul 26, 2023

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Question - are you using Acrobat or Acrobat Sign to request signature?

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Jul 26, 2023 Jul 26, 2023

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When you created this form. Did you make this an Adobe Sign form? or was it a regular PDF form?

If it's a regular PDF form then yes, the Adobe Sign service will do some funky things. 

If it is a regular PDF form, then you'll see the "Prepare Form for E-signing" on the "More..." menu in "Prepare Form" mode.  If you see this, then use it to convert to an Adobe Sign form. 

 

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

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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I'm having this isxue when using a PDF without form boxes, except it doesn't allow me to remove the random e-signature fields it creates.  I just want it to not add them at all and let me put them in myself.  Before this awful update, is was much simpler, now every single preference and/or setting id buried and unfindable.

 

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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Switch back to the old UI.

 

Acrobat64_DisableNew.jpg

 

 

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

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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A hamburger menu is always better with:

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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As Thom said you must revert to the Classic UI: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/acrobat-2023-how-to-revert-to-classic-gui-user-in...
Consider the "new Acrobat" as a beta version, many features are still missing or half-implemented.

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