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Is it really impossible to start a numbered list from other than 1 on a new page??

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I am making a form in Acrobat DC. I have a numbered list. It breaks across pages. Thus I need it to be in two separate text areas. I don't want my numbered list to start again from #1 on page 2. There's no way to adjust it. I am checking, double checking, pressing alt+ the bullet area in the tools, looking at my context menu,  Tools, other menus, looking in help online and offline... it seems impossible. I don't see this mentioned ANYWHERE.

 

So... basic. So... important. Gawd. Why is this so hard?

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Is it really impossible to start a numbered list from other than 1 on a new page??

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I am making a form in Acrobat DC. I have a numbered list. It breaks across pages. Thus I need it to be in two separate text areas. I don't want my numbered list to start again from #1 on page 2. There's no way to adjust it. I am checking, double checking, pressing alt+ the bullet area in the tools, looking at my context menu,  Tools, other menus, looking in help online and offline... it seems impossible. I don't see this mentioned ANYWHERE.

 

So... basic. So... important. Gawd. Why is this so hard?

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Acrobat is really not a very powerful editor. It is supposed to be for fixing typos, not designing forms. Why not make it in Word and convert to PDF?

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Because I am editing an existing PDF to update just a few text items and add a form field.

Because it requires form fields that the people I will send it to will sign &/or fill out.

 

Acrobat is not just for "fixing typos".

 

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Yes, it is for fixing typoes when it comes to creating or editing background text. I suggest you find a way to make this text in a proper editor. Acrobat is a terrible editor and will probably always be so. You can still edit and keep editing an original Word document, make a new PDF, and use Replace to keep any form fields added. Anything else will be painful as you've found.

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The doc is in a PDF already. I got it from another person. To copy that text even into a new doc is not a seamless one-time copy and paste, because it's already been chopped up by Acrobat into different fields. If I can do the numbering as is, it would take me 10 seconds. To bring it into another editor and re-make a PDF is a 2+ hour job.

 

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To streamline, just make the replacement page(s).

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