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splitting textbox

Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2023 Nov 02, 2023

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Hi! I need some help with regards to textbox splitting on its own. I have a document and some parts of it has fillable textboxes. After putting those textboxes the whole document separates into separate textboxes. I called support and they said that the system automatically separates them and that there's nothing that could be done about it. Please help. I need this document to be under ONE textbox.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 02, 2023 Nov 02, 2023

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Hi @Eunice28320529e6mt 

 

Hope you are doing well and thanks for reaching out.

 

Is this an issue with a particular PDF file or with all the PDFs? Please try with a different PDF file and check.  What are the steps you are doing? A small video recording of the steps and the issue would be very helpful.

 

What is the version of the Acrobat DC you are using? To check the version go to Help > About Acrobat and make sure you have the recent version 23.06.20360 installed. Go to Help > Check for updates and reboot the computer once.

Also try to repair the installation from the help menu (Win Only) and see if that works.

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

~Amal

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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Hi!
Thanks for reaching out.
Attached herein is an example of how adobe automatically splits the
document into several textboxes. I need this whole document to be under ONE
text box so when we fill out the fillable fields we can still movet/make
some adjustments with the rest of the text depending on how long or short
the characters that will be filled within those fillable fields.

I have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Pro installed. I just don't
understand why Adobe automatically splits it into several text boxes
without my consent.


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Eunice Diamante

Cedar Oak, Inc



3225 McLeod Drive, STE 100

Las Vegas, NV 89121





*817-286-4410*



www.cedaroakrei.com

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Community Expert ,
Nov 02, 2023 Nov 02, 2023

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Assuming these are not form fields but static page contents, there's nothing you can do about it. PDF files were never meant to be edited in this way, and attempting to do so will be very difficult and can cause all kinds of issues.

If you have access to the original file make the changes there, instead.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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What do you mean by "PDF files were never meant to be edited in this way."

And let's just say that I can have access to the original file, what am I
supposed to do with it? The original file doesn't have fillable fields. I
need to put fillable fields in it, that's why I'm editing it through the
acrobat.

My issue is that why does acrobat automatically split it into several text
boxes without my consent? Adobe created PDF. Why can't they fix this?

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Eunice Diamante

Cedar Oak, Inc



3225 McLeod Drive, STE 100

Las Vegas, NV 89121





*817-286-4410*



www.cedaroakrei.com

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Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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I mean exactly that. PDF files should never be edited at the static contents level. Think of them as "digital paper". If you want to change something in a book you can't move the words around to accommodate your new text, can you? Same with a PDF (well, not quite, but you get the point, I hope).

And Adobe already did that, by allowing you to edit the file at all, even though it was never meant to be edited like that. But this process will never be perfect.

Regarding the fields there's a simple solution, actually. Create a new (static) version of the file from the original, then use the Replace Pages command in Acrobat to insert the new pages over the old ones. All the fields you already created will remain in tact.

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