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Text properties missing in new update (08-24-2023)

Explorer ,
Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

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When adding a "comment" type "text" box (Add text comment) we have lost the ability to bold the text or alter other features of the text box IE perimeter line style, color, etc...

 

All of Adobe's other products are great - So it boggles my mind that it's 2023 and MS Paint seems more intuituve/functional than Adobe Acrobat Pro... Are you trying to sabotage this program? And for such a costly Annual subscription...

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New Here , Aug 28, 2023 Aug 28, 2023

I use this text box feature constantly to add work order numbers to drawings.   This UI update disaster was making everything difficult.

 

But I found the old TEXT BOX tool!  

At the bottom of the vertical quick tool bar, click the 3 dots and then click CUSTOMIZE.

Expand the COMMENT section and scroll down to the ADD TEXT COMMENT icon. 

Highlight it and then click the  left arrow icon to add it to your quick toolbar.

Then when used, it opens up the old options to change font size, bold...

Then you can

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Participant ,
Aug 25, 2023 Aug 25, 2023

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Press [CTRL] + [E] on a PC or (probably) [CMD] + [E] on a mac to open a tempory tool bar for text box properties. It defaults to main text box properties for changing border/fill and more. Clicking the 'more' button on the yemporary toolbar opens the regular text properties dialogue box with a few more options. At the bottom of the dialogue box is a tick box to make the current properties the default properties. When the text box is in text entry mode the temporary toolbar will change to text properties (color/font/size/bold etc.).

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Explorer ,
Aug 25, 2023 Aug 25, 2023

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Before the most recent update I could create a comment text box, and change the box boundary color, linetype etc... now there seems to be an active selection which only highlights the text box if you hover over it with your mouse. You cannot select the text field and pan your mouse over to the properties box to make any edits to the text box itself.

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Explorer ,
Aug 28, 2023 Aug 28, 2023

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This does not solve this particular issue.

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2023 Aug 28, 2023

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I use this text box feature constantly to add work order numbers to drawings.   This UI update disaster was making everything difficult.

 

But I found the old TEXT BOX tool!  

At the bottom of the vertical quick tool bar, click the 3 dots and then click CUSTOMIZE.

Expand the COMMENT section and scroll down to the ADD TEXT COMMENT icon. 

Highlight it and then click the  left arrow icon to add it to your quick toolbar.

Then when used, it opens up the old options to change font size, bold...

Then you can modify the box properties by clicking on the box itself. 

 

It shouldn't have to be this hard to find!!

 

 

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Explorer ,
Aug 28, 2023 Aug 28, 2023

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Yes! You found it! Thank you... Still such a wonky program with a "Text box text properties" menu AND an overlapping function text color/style/etc... menu. They really cannot combine these in one aesthetically pleasing menu? So hard to believe it became the inductry standard. 

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2023 Oct 18, 2023

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THANK YOU THANK YOU!  I did this but for me the text box functionality only returned after I "Disable new Acrobat" which I happily did also, not realizing that was an option also. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2023 Oct 24, 2023

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Thank you SO much! I had actually already tried to do that, but for some reason, when I repeated my actions after reading your comment, it suddenly worked! (Originally, it allowed me to highlight the Add Text Comment option, but the arrows and save button remained grayed out. Weird; I hate this update.) 

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Jun 11, 2024 Jun 11, 2024

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I am speechless...... You saved the world from WWIII.

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2024 Apr 01, 2024

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This new UI is a disaster..........please bring back old one.........ain't broke; don't fix it

 

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