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Text box displaying its name

New Here ,
Aug 28, 2022 Aug 28, 2022

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I was wondering if there was a way to make a label viewable in a PDF text field form.  I am making my PDF a form with a fillable text box in it.  Well, I'd like the box name to show up when someone opens the PDF, not just if they only go into the edit form view. Some of the fields i have are date and time formatted. My issue is that I want them to display "date" or "time". 

 

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Aug 28, 2022 Aug 28, 2022

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Check out this thread. It has an example form which demonstrates how to add a ghost text to empty fields.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/instructional-quot-ghost-text-quot-on-special-typ...

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Aug 28, 2022 Aug 28, 2022

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Can this not me accomplished without being in Custom format???? 

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Sep 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022

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I don't understand what exactly you're after. 

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Sep 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022

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You can use the field's tooltip to do it. If it's formatted as Date or Time it can't hold the string "Date" or "Time" as its value...

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