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Adding lines to a form that aren’t clickable

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Sep 01, 2020

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So when I scan a document and convert it to a form that you can fill out in acrobat pro, Most of the lines and boxes are hard coded or non editable so to speak. Sorry for the lack of technical jargon. For example, the address field... you have the word address and then there is a line underneath for the person to write on. Well we are setting this up for electronic forms to fill out using an iPad, tablet etc... when I go to add a line, the only option I have found is adding a line using the comments tool> drawing tools>Line. When we go to fill out all the different fields, I keep clicking on these "lines" that I added instead of the fields. We have to zoom way in to actually click on the editable field and it's a royal pain. How do create lines that aren't "objects" that can be clicked on?

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Adding lines to a form that aren’t clickable

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So when I scan a document and convert it to a form that you can fill out in acrobat pro, Most of the lines and boxes are hard coded or non editable so to speak. Sorry for the lack of technical jargon. For example, the address field... you have the word address and then there is a line underneath for the person to write on. Well we are setting this up for electronic forms to fill out using an iPad, tablet etc... when I go to add a line, the only option I have found is adding a line using the comments tool> drawing tools>Line. When we go to fill out all the different fields, I keep clicking on these "lines" that I added instead of the fields. We have to zoom way in to actually click on the editable field and it's a royal pain. How do create lines that aren't "objects" that can be clicked on?

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Sep 02, 2020

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Hey Sandra,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I believe you have created a fillable for using Acrobat DC desktop application.

When you have setup the form fields, may I know that what was the requirement of placing line within the filed? Is it to make some sort of manual filling only? They are of no use if you have the form filed on the screen.

 

You must make the Fileds appearance bold, so that line doesn't require. Right click on form filed>Properties>Appearence

Under "Options" select "Multi-line" [Take the help of screenshots added here: https://answers.acrobatusers.com/Make-a-multiline-paragraph-match-the-lines-on-the-form-q145608.aspx]

 

Just check out this similar discussion here, it would help: https://answers.acrobatusers.com/how-can-i-add-extra-lines-to-a-document-q231702.aspx

 

Thanks,

Akanchha

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This is something that needs to be done before you add the fields. Add the lines and other graphical elements that are missing from the scanned version, then flatten the file (this can be done using a script or the Preflight tool), and only then start adding the fields.

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