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Unable to delete form field - Acrobat IX

New Here ,
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016

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I am using Acrobat 9 Pro Extended and am having a problem where I cannot delete a form field (text box).

- The field is only showing in the fields list, but cannot be seen on the page itself.

- When I click on the Field in the Field list and try to delete it, nothing happens.

- I can't right click it either, and it does not even highlight a field on the page when selected.

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Acrobat SDK and JavaScript, PDF forms, Windows

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LEGEND ,
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016

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Does this form have hidden templates?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016

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Try marking the area around it with the Redaction tool and then apply the redaction. It should remove it.

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New Here ,
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016

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Unfortunately I can't mark the area around it because there is no indicator to where the field is. When I select the Field in my Field List, normally it jumps to the location and highlights the border. For this case that does not happen (the jump or the highlight) so I cannot even attempt to redact it.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016

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Does the form have hidden templates?

Can you provide a link to the form so others can examine the form?

Is the form field locked?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 17, 2017 Mar 17, 2017

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Thanks try67!

Fortunately I could see the unwanted field boxes if I hovered the mouse over them.  Unlike "normal" (working properly) fields, these ones had no blue fill but did have 4 visible dots (with hover).  I moved all such unwanted fields into the same area of my form > Redact > drew a rectangle over them (blindly) > Apply Redact.  This worked. 

Hope this helps. 

Deez

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Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019

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This did not work for me - it left a black box wherever I drew a redacted box.

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Aug 16, 2016 Aug 16, 2016

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Click on the Tools tab and then select Create Forms. The form fields already in the document should then show and you can select and delete them.

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