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How can I set/change tab stops in text fields?

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I can't find an option to set or change tab stops in Acrobat Pro text fields.

How can it be done?

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This is not a text field. You're adding static text. And Acrobat is not a word processing tool, like Word.

Such operations should be done on the original file format, where you would have more control over the formatting than in Acrobat.

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How can I set/change tab stops in text fields?

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I can't find an option to set or change tab stops in Acrobat Pro text fields.

How can it be done?

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This is not a text field. You're adding static text. And Acrobat is not a word processing tool, like Word.

Such operations should be done on the original file format, where you would have more control over the formatting than in Acrobat.

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Hi Klauski,

 

Hope you are doing well.  I believe, you are setting up Text fields under Acrobat>Prepare form tool.

When you open the form in Edit mode. At right hand side toolbar you'll get to see the Fields pane.  Fields appear in the order in which they were created.

 

If this is something related to the form field properties, the right click on the text filed and check the listed properties. You might get the option to change it from there.

  • Click on the Menu-bar icon with a drop-down list
  • To view the tabbing order, from the Tab Order pull-down menu, select Show Tab Numbers.
  • From the Tab Order pull-down menu, select Order Tabs Manually.
  • In the Fields pane, click and drag the field to the desired position in the list.

 

tab orderpng.png

 

Thanks,

Akanchha

 

 

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Hi Akanchha,

thank you for trying to help.

My question is actually targeting another direction: I want to enter text into a PDF document:

 

Test.png

 

In the above image I want to set tab stop points, so text indentation isn't provided by default.

 

Using Microsoft Word, for example, I'd be using the ruler to set tab stops:

Tab stops.png

 

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No, you don't have that type of control with text fields.

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This is not a text field. You're adding static text. And Acrobat is not a word processing tool, like Word.

Such operations should be done on the original file format, where you would have more control over the formatting than in Acrobat.

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