Multiline Fillable Form Help

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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TLDR; My goal is to be able to import the PDF into Acrobat and have it automatically add multiline fillable text boxes on each page.

Hi everyone!

 

I have digital workbooks I create for my community weekly. I want to make them fillable so people don't have to print them, but I'm having some issues with setting this up so it's not time-consuming on my end. The design is very simple, which you'll see here. It's designed to look like a notebook page:
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When I important this into Acrobat and use automatic filling, it creates each line as its own fillable entity. That means I have to manually remove each line and edit one of the lines to be a multiline space. To manually add a fillable text box on every page of the workbook, edit it to be multiline, edit the font, etc, it's not worth my time. 

Does anyone know how to save a settings or action to implement here? I was also thinking there might be a workaround that makes Acrobat think it's a multiline box. I have tried to alter the design but I can't seem to figure it out.

My ideal goal is to be able to import the PDF into Acrobat and have it automatically add multiline fillable text boxes on each page.

Thanks so much for your help!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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When all pages are the same you can create one form field and create multiple copies of this field.

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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Thanks! Can you tell me how to do that?

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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Select the text field and use the menu at mouse right click:

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Apr 17, 2021 Apr 17, 2021

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That will create identical copies of the field, though. You'll have to manually rename each copy so that it can have a unique value...

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Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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So it sounds like there really is no simple and fast way to do this?

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Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Actually, there is, but it requires using a script.

 

You can use this (paid-for) tool I've developed to duplicate a page as many times as needed and have the fields in it automatically renamed so they are unique in each copy: https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-duplicate-pages-of-a-pdf-file-including-form-fields

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