// Toggle field highlighting
app.runtimeHighlight = !app.runtimeHighlight;
It's no longer available under Edit - Preferences - Forms?
On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 4:14 PM, George_Johnson <email@example.com>
There is not a way to toggle field highlighting in forms preferences, no. But there never has been.
Sure there was... Here's how it looks like in XI:
Feel free to ignore that. I've always assumed that the "Show border hover color" preference meant just what it says.
Do you happen to have a script that will remove the fields when you save as a different file name? The users want to be able to fill out all or some of the fields and then email the PDF. They need to be able to see where the fields are when filling it out as some don't have any kind of marker but they don't want them to show when they send it.
In the form field properties, where do you paste this script to get the blue highlight to disappear?
You can also turn on form field highlighting via a menu item as you could via the button in the blue bar in Acrobat XI.
In Acrobat DC, do the following:
1. Open your form.
2. Select the Prepare Form tool.
3. In the right-hand pane Prepare Forms tools, click the dropdown for More.
4. On the More menu, select "Highlight Existing Fields" to toggle the setting.
The setting sticks until changed for all forms open in Acrobat.
Thats the trick! Thanks
Many thanks Charlene. Great tip!
The thing that I wanted was to not have the fields be anything other than white when the user went to print the form after filling it out. The thing that I wanted was solved by using the "Preferences" screen for "Forms" and changing the "Highlight" color to "white". I outline the fields with a black line so everyone realizes they are there, but I don't want the non-white background when the form is printed.
Thank you all for your very helpful answers.
That preference doesn't affect the printed copy. Only what you see on the screen.
The fields colors (usually blue) that show in a form are just to highlight on the screen what can be filled in. They don't print unless you specifically color the fields in the properties window.