Is it possible to create a scrollable image or scrollable formatted text?

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I have no javascript experience at all, but a client has told me it was possible to have scrollable content within a PDF. It would look something like this, but on an interactive PDF. I can create interactive buttons and forms, but It seems that only javascript can create scrollable text/content like they are asking for. I just want to confirm if this is the case, and how difficult it would be for someone to accomplish this. Really appreciate any help from the community!

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Yes. You need to enable the field's Rich Text Formatting setting and then you'll be able to add formatting to the text using the Properties toolbar (Ctrl+E). Note that the user can delete or change the contents of your field, though...

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Is it possible to create a scrollable image or scrollable formatted text?

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I have no javascript experience at all, but a client has told me it was possible to have scrollable content within a PDF. It would look something like this, but on an interactive PDF. I can create interactive buttons and forms, but It seems that only javascript can create scrollable text/content like they are asking for. I just want to confirm if this is the case, and how difficult it would be for someone to accomplish this. Really appreciate any help from the community!

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Yes. You need to enable the field's Rich Text Formatting setting and then you'll be able to add formatting to the text using the Properties toolbar (Ctrl+E). Note that the user can delete or change the contents of your field, though...

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Only with a text field, but formatting it will be very difficult...

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Thanks! I was able to make a very basic scroll using a text field set to "multi-line" and "scroll long text" and then put the content in the "Default Value" area, but doesn't allow for any advanced formatting. Is this what you were referring to?

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Yes. You need to enable the field's Rich Text Formatting setting and then you'll be able to add formatting to the text using the Properties toolbar (Ctrl+E). Note that the user can delete or change the contents of your field, though...

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Thanks! Thanksfully I found a workaround to avoid people changing the content. After the text is formatted I simply switched it back to "Read Only" in the preferences. It allows basic formatted text, but still has issues with links and images. Either way its a big improvement. Thanks for the help!

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I don't think the scroll-bar works when the field is set to read-only, though... And anyone with Acrobat can change it back, anyway.

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