The highlights in the form fields are driving my end users crazy. They have Acrobat Reader. I've jumped on one of their computers with a form open and cannot find where I can turn off the highlights (blue) on the form fields. Someone will make a lot of people in my department very happy if I can provide an answer for them!
You can do it in Acrobat before saving the file.
On Linux there's a toggle for "Highlight Fields" on the toolbar that disables this, is that an option on the Mac anywhere?
I have this same question! On Linux at my office there's a box to turn off highlighting editable forms or something to that effect, but I do not see that option on my Mac. It's very annoying, and makes it more difficult to see what's on the screen. We use this for schedules, so there are almost 200 highlighted boxes for every page.
Yes, it's available in all versions of Reader. There should be a purple bar at the top of the document when you open a file with form fields that allows you to disable the highlighting. It can also be done via Tools - Forms - More Options, or permanently via Reader - Preferences - Forms.
That was my main issue, the purple bar isn't there, and I don't see "forms" under tools, other than "prepare form" which takes me to a page to purchase Acrobat Pro DC.
I was however able to get it done through Reader - Preferences - Forms, so thank you! Not sure why it wasn't showing up the other ways.
The second option might only work in Acrobat...