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Help: Text duplicates in all form fields

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Feb 21, 2013

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When filling in the PDF form fields (of the PDF fillable form that I created), the text duplicates into every other field in the PDF, regardless of which box you type into. Help?

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This is how PDF forms behave if the fields names are the same, so you just need to change their names in Acrobat so they are all different.

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Help: Text duplicates in all form fields

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When filling in the PDF form fields (of the PDF fillable form that I created), the text duplicates into every other field in the PDF, regardless of which box you type into. Help?

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Correct answer by George_Johnson | Adobe Community Professional

This is how PDF forms behave if the fields names are the same, so you just need to change their names in Acrobat so they are all different.

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This is how PDF forms behave if the fields names are the same, so you just need to change their names in Acrobat so they are all different.

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Aug 09, 2017

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I have this same problem in Acrobat DC and changing the field names has not solved the problem. I've deleted the boxes and recreated them, but still have the problem. Ideas?

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Aug 09, 2017

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Can you share the form?

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Aug 09, 2017

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It’s a work in progress and I’m a novice, but here you go...

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Aug 09, 2017

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To share file you can use Tools > Send & Track.

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Aug 09, 2017

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I solved my problem. Operator error. Thank you!

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May 29, 2020

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How did you solve this issue? I have the same issue.

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Jun 08, 2020

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Yes, I'm having the same issue and need to know how to fix it

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Jun 08, 2020

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See above. You need to rename them.

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Jul 21, 2020

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Totally it! Assign them different names and boom, fixed. George is right!

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Aug 28, 2020

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I'm having this issue also, and all the fields are titled something different. Any other ideas?

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Aug 28, 2020

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You'll need to share the file with us for more help with it.

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Aug 28, 2020

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Well, I went back in to edit/prepare the form, and now I see what is meant by the "titles" and they were all the same. I'm trying to prepare a set of lab tables for my high school students, but there are 2 tables with 25 cells each, along with many other cells for longer answers. It's sounding like I either rename all the cells individually (even with just a number, which they won't see or I don't care if they see), or have them use a different program. 

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Aug 28, 2020

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If you find a PDF viewer that allows you to enter different values into fields with the same name you should stay away from it, as it's very buggy and should not be trusted.

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