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Missing text in pdf-form

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Jul 10, 2020

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I've recieved a pdf-form from another person. When I just look at it, some of the text-fields are empty - but when I click on the text-field, the text shows. When I move away from the field again, the text disappear once again. It only happens in some of the text-fields in the pdf-form - not all of them.

 

How can this happen? What is wrong?

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Missing text in pdf-form

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I've recieved a pdf-form from another person. When I just look at it, some of the text-fields are empty - but when I click on the text-field, the text shows. When I move away from the field again, the text disappear once again. It only happens in some of the text-fields in the pdf-form - not all of them.

 

How can this happen? What is wrong?

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Hmm... Now I can see that it depends on how I open the file. If I open with Adobe Reader, the text is missing (but appears when clicking on the text field) - but if I open the file with Chrome, I can see the text without having to click on it.

 

What is wrong with the file since this difference?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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The form was not filled with Acrobat Reader. You will see this issue when the form was filled with Apple Preview.

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Thanks for the reply.

 

But shouldn't it then accour on all the text fields? The issue is only in some of the fields - not all.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I don't know.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Apple has gotten better at filling forms but it's still really broken. I've put a tool to fix the form here. It's a staged version of my updated site but at least that page is working. Don't bother browsing around though, not everything is active yet.

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