I am able to rotate the page from portrait to landscape however the form fields stay in the portrait orientation. If I rotate them from their properties dialog the writing direction changes but not the field dimensions.
Is there an easy method to rotate all the fields from a portrait orientation to a landscape?
I tried rotating a page and the fields were rotated alongside with it just fine...
Is this not what you're experiencing? If not, how are you rotating it, exactly?
Sorry, your right that is what occurs. What I was hoping find is a quick way of selecting ALL the fields on the landscape page and rotate them so they are correctly orientated. At present, I have to do it on an individual field basis. Any suggestions?
If you mean rotate the page but keep all the fields in the original orientation then no, there's no easy way of doing that.
That's a shame. I guess one needs to commit to a landscape or portrait page dimension before designing the form.
So here is probably a daft question then, can I widen and shorten an A4 portrait page (background?) such that if fits an A4 landscape page thus maintaining the text field orientation?
The problem is that the fields match the user-space coordinates of the page, and those don't change when you rotate it. If you start from a true A4 page in the Portrait orientation, instead of rotating a Landscape page, then it would work fine. You can do that, for example, by re-creating the file with the right page coordinates, and then copying the fields over into it from the old version.
Nice work around. I created a new PDF from a landscape-page Word file then copy and pasted the fields from the portrait-paged PDF to the new landscape-paged PDF. Then inserted the landscape-page PDF into the portrait-page PDF. Worked well.