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Acrobat Forms "Prepare Form" is there a way to turn off default "Scroll long text" in text box

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May 21, 2020

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Hi, does anyone know a way when preparing forms using "Prepare Form" and automatically having the text fields built that you can have the "Scroll long text" box "unticked" by default. In a single line box (which is the most used box style in a form) this is annoying. I have to manually go through and untick every box in the Properties for each page. If there is not a way to change the default does anyone know any "javascript" code that I could add to each document to make this happen globally. I know little about writing javascript, but have found other scripts to help me globally change the font and delete the tooltips.

Or could Adobe please consider changing the default, to unticked for this option. It's very time consuming unticking hundreds of boxes.

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Gia

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Correct answer by try67 | Most Valuable Participant

No, you can't change it, but yes, you can do it using a script:

 

for (var i=0; i<this.numFields; i++) {
	var f = this.getField(this.getNthFieldName(i));
	if (f==null) continue;
	if (f.type=="text") f.doNotScroll = true;
}

 

And you can request to be able to change it here: https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

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Acrobat Forms "Prepare Form" is there a way to turn off default "Scroll long text" in text box

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Hi, does anyone know a way when preparing forms using "Prepare Form" and automatically having the text fields built that you can have the "Scroll long text" box "unticked" by default. In a single line box (which is the most used box style in a form) this is annoying. I have to manually go through and untick every box in the Properties for each page. If there is not a way to change the default does anyone know any "javascript" code that I could add to each document to make this happen globally. I know little about writing javascript, but have found other scripts to help me globally change the font and delete the tooltips.

Or could Adobe please consider changing the default, to unticked for this option. It's very time consuming unticking hundreds of boxes.

Cheers

Gia

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Correct answer by try67 | Most Valuable Participant

No, you can't change it, but yes, you can do it using a script:

 

for (var i=0; i<this.numFields; i++) {
	var f = this.getField(this.getNthFieldName(i));
	if (f==null) continue;
	if (f.type=="text") f.doNotScroll = true;
}

 

And you can request to be able to change it here: https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

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No, you can't change it, but yes, you can do it using a script:

 

for (var i=0; i<this.numFields; i++) {
	var f = this.getField(this.getNthFieldName(i));
	if (f==null) continue;
	if (f.type=="text") f.doNotScroll = true;
}

 

And you can request to be able to change it here: https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

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Wonderful, thank you so much for your help. Wish I knew how to write JavaScript, but its beyond me. Cheers

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1- You can select all the text fields on a page and uncheck this option for all the fields at once.

 

2- It's up to everyone to set their default values not to Adobe, which leaves it up to users:

After unchecking this option for a field, right click on this field and select "Use current properties as new default"

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2. That only affects fields that you create manually, not those created by the wizard, unfortunately.

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I did not know.
I never use the wizard.

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