change font size on fillable adobe form fields

New Here ,
Oct 11, 2012 Oct 11, 2012

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I have a fillable form on which I need to change the font and font sizes of the fields. I have adobe acrobat X Pro installed on my pc. Please help with step by step instructions.

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 12, 2012 Oct 12, 2012
Choose Tools > Forms > Edit. Double-click on a text field to show its properties. Click on the Appearance tab.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 12, 2012 Oct 12, 2012

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Choose Tools > Forms > Edit. Double-click on a text field to show its properties. Click on the Appearance tab.

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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"Choose Tools > Forms > Edit"?

Which tools in DC Pro?

Please be more specific.

Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 11.42.16 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-08-02 at 11.42.33 AM.png

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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The Tools button, in the second screenshot.

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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What about the second screenshot?

Please explain step by step.

Thank you!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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Use "Prepare Form".

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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I already did prepare the form. just need to know how to increase the font size in all fields.

If you do know, kindly explain step by step.

Thank you!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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To change the font size read the old replies.

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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try it in DC "yourself" then let me know step by step.

no need to reply if you're not going to do that.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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I don't want change the font sizes.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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Once you have form fields the Prepare Form command takes you to Form Edit mode, where you can change the various properties of your existing fields... Try it.

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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Game changer. Thank you

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New Here ,
Sep 18, 2017 Sep 18, 2017

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It seems that there are a multitude of options when in Prepare Form, but none of them address changing font size for the text entered into the fillable fields.

What am I missing here?

I am working in Acrobat Pro DC.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Sep 18, 2017 Sep 18, 2017

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In the field's Properties, look under the Appearance tab:

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New Here ,
Oct 09, 2017 Oct 09, 2017

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How can this be changed so we don't have to do this for every field? For example, I want Calibri to be the default in your screenshot instead of Helvetica.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 12, 2017 Oct 12, 2017

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Yes, this is what I want to know also. I've been messing with it for over an hour and I cannot figure out how to change the font in every field at one time without doing each one by one.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Oct 12, 2017 Oct 12, 2017

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These are two different issues. One is how to change the default font used when you create a new field. The other is how to change the font for pre-existing fields.

The former is simple. After making the change in one field, right-click it (in Form Edit mode) and select "Use Current Properties as New Defaults".

The latter is a bit more complicated. You can select multiple fields and edit their shared properties all at once, or you can use a script to do it. For example, I've developed this tool that allows you to do it very easily using a script, but without having to write any code yourself: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat -- Mass Edit Fields Properties

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 12, 2017 Oct 12, 2017

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So I think you answered it, but I just want to make sure I was clear on my question :-).  I have a word document that someone else made, which I converted to a PDF.  From there, I chose prepare form to generate my "fillable" fields.  The font in the generated fields was too small.  So I clicked on the field and then properties, and changed my font size.  I want to be able to do that for all of the fillable fields at one time.  So your answer to this issue was the second part of your reply right?  Sorry, I'm not trying to be difficult. I just want to make sure.  Thanks so much!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 12, 2017 Oct 12, 2017

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You can disregard my last question. I clicked on the first field, shift, and then last field and I was able to do it all at once.  That was a wasted hour of my life, lol.

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New Here ,
Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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That did not work for me, but now I am going to try it again.  Thanks for the info.

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Participant ,
May 01, 2018 May 01, 2018

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I too am looking for a way to convert the fonts of all of my text fields (Times New Roman to Arial). I first tried selecting all and hitting Properties to change the font and the font drop down said, "Varies" even if I changed it. I clicked OK, but nothing happened. I tried setting one field to Arial and then using your suggesting to Use Current Properties as New Defaults, but unfortunately that did not work either. What am I missing?

I have over 50 text fields..

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Participant ,
May 01, 2018 May 01, 2018

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In case anyone has the problem I did where by selecting all your text fields gives you "Varies" under the font drop down, I selected the fields where I did not change the font yet and the drop down actually listed a font name rather than "Varies". I was able to then change the font this way. Phew. Better than doing it one by one, especially when you have multiple revisions..

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2018 May 01, 2018

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cloud1950  wrote

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I tried setting one field to Arial and then using your suggesting to Use Current Properties as New Defaults, but unfortunately that did not work either. What am I missing?

I have over 50 text fields..

When you create a new text field you will see the correct properties.

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Explorer ,
Nov 06, 2017 Nov 06, 2017

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Any way to make it greater than 18 pt font?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 06, 2017 Nov 06, 2017

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Yes, enter the font size.

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