Changing a field type after importing a file

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Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Hi all,

I have a file someone created in PPT, and I need to make it into a form. When I import it, Acrobat finds a lot of the places I need to add fields, but it makes them text fields. I need to make some of them into date fields, dropdowns, and signature blocks. Is there a way to "convert" the generic field that Acrobat creates into one of these other types of fields? I've been manually deleting those fields and then creating (and resizing to fit) the types of fields I need.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021
You can change text fields into date fields when you change the format of the text fields.

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You can change text fields into date fields when you change the format of the text fields.

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Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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There's no way to directly convert the type of a field. It requires removing the old field and adding a new one (with the same name) in its place. I've created a (paid-for) tool that allow you to automate this process, but it has some limitations, and also some information can be lost in the process. It's better than doing it manually, though...

For more details see: https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-convert-form-fields-type

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