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PDF Forms text field default properties

New Here ,
May 08, 2016 May 08, 2016

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How do I set text field default properties?  The forms creator set font sizes that are too large.

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Community Expert , May 08, 2016 May 08, 2016

Right-click the field > Use Current Properties as New Defaults.

It will keep the new settings until the next time you do this. It is not document-specific. Do it separately for each type of field (text, button, etc.)

On a form that exists, you can multiple select fields. A pro tip is that you do not have to close Properties to move from field to field to field. Keep it open and work faster.

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Right-click the field > Use Current Properties as New Defaults.

It will keep the new settings until the next time you do this. It is not document-specific. Do it separately for each type of field (text, button, etc.)

On a form that exists, you can multiple select fields. A pro tip is that you do not have to close Properties to move from field to field to field. Keep it open and work faster.

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Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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Hi there, this works fine on fields created manually - but does not work on fields recognised automatically by Acrobat. Any idea?

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That can't be changed.

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May 08, 2016 May 08, 2016

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You don't have any control over what Acrobat uses when it generates form fields for you, unfortunately. I never choose to have Acrobat detect and add form fields, in part because I would have to spend a lot of time making changes. I find it faster to create the fields manually and using the various JavaScript-based tools I've developed to automate the process.

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