Little black box with a white plus sign in the middle of it

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Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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When I open my PDF on a computer these little black boxes with a smaill white "+" in the middle of it apprears on the fields I need to complete. It doesn't happen when I open it on my Laptop though. I noticed also that when I click on the field it disappears but when Ii move to the next field it reappears again. And also when I print my PDF it still apprears there. It is distracting and blocks text on my printed documents. How do I remove it?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

Actually, there is a way! Go to Edit - Preferences - Forms and tick off "Show text field overflow indicator".

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Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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You can't remove it with Acrobat Reader.

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Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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So is there a way to remove it? Do I need a different Adobe application. 

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Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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You can change the form with Adobe Acrobat Pro or Standard when the file is not protected.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 09, 2022 Jul 09, 2022

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Is the PDF definitely opening in Acrobat Reader? 

On Windows, does it say Acrobat in the window title?

On Mac, does it say Acrobat in the menu bar?

I ask because there are many other apps that can open PDF files, some of which come with your computer.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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The plus sign indicates that the text in the field can not be fully displayed. If you can't edit the field you can't get rid of it in Reader, I'm afraid.

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Actually, there is a way! Go to Edit - Preferences - Forms and tick off "Show text field overflow indicator".

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Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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Thank You very much that was the fix. :)!!!

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