Need To Change Default Text Size For Text Form Field

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Feb 01, 2018 Feb 01, 2018

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I have an MS Word 2016 document that I'm saving to Adobe PDF. I open the PDF in Acrobat DC and activate the Prepare Form tool. It scans the doc and assumes all of the horizontal lines are supposed to be text form fields. No problem so far. When I preview a page, it lets me type in some text in a form field, but the default size is set to 12pt. How can I change the default to 10pt? I looked in the Preferences and clicked on Forms, but there's no setting for this. Then I looked at Content Editing and there is a Font option to adjust the Font size, but it's greyed out. The document has several hundred form fields and I can change them by selecting all on a single page, but I'd rather avoid this and just change a Preference if it's possible.

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Most Valuable Participant , Feb 02, 2018 Feb 02, 2018
As mentioned, you can't set the default. However, you can change it after the fields are created.There are two ways: Select all the fields in the Fields List panel (or on the page), right-click one of them, select Properties and make the changes there, or use a script.As for the latter, I've developed a tool that makes it very easy to do it. See: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat -- Mass Edit Fields Properties

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Feb 01, 2018 Feb 01, 2018

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There is no default setting for this.

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As mentioned, you can't set the default. However, you can change it after the fields are created.

There are two ways: Select all the fields in the Fields List panel (or on the page), right-click one of them, select Properties and make the changes there, or use a script.

As for the latter, I've developed a tool that makes it very easy to do it. See: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat -- Mass Edit Fields Properties

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Thanks to both of you for your insight! Since this is a one-off project and I don't use Acrobat that much, I'll just select all the fields and change them via the Properties window. Try67, thanks for posting the link to your Custom-made scripts page. If you haven't done so already, you should put this on Adobe Behance and Adobe MyPortFolio.com.

On a final note, I find it odd / pointless that there's a greyed-out drop-down for the font size in the first place.

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Hello, since this question was asked in Feb of 2018. It's 3 years later...is the answer still that you cannot set the font size for form fields? Seem antiquated that you cannot set preferences based on font size.

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