Interactive Text Fields

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Is it possible to change the default interactive text field styling. My default is 12pt Minion Pro Regular and I would like to use 10pt Helvetica Regular throughout my 30 page document without having to apply this to each text field individually.  Also is it possible to save the styling so it can be applied to other text fields (so only the name of the field will then to be changed)?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021
The process is you use InDesign to lay out your form where you can use all the design facilities and features that come with InDesign and then fine-tune the form in Acrobat Pro.

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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You can change the font, size, colour and alignment in the text form fields in Acrobat Pro.

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Thanks Derek. At present I do all the interactive stage of my document design in Acrobat. I was just wondering if there was any advantage to me doing this in InDesign but it seems to have limitiations in certain areas such as formatting, also when using date, number and percentage fields. 

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The process is you use InDesign to lay out your form where you can use all the design facilities and features that come with InDesign and then fine-tune the form in Acrobat Pro.

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"Is it possible to change the default interactive text field styling. My default is 12pt Minion Pro Regular and I would like to use 10pt Helvetica Regular…"

 

You could set your styling once and duplicate the form field.

 

Saving styling: Not what you want exactly, but you may try to add the form field itself to an InDesign library file, export as snippet file or add as asset to a CC Library.

 

FWIW: You tagged your post with "Publish online".

Form fileds like text fields will not work with Publish Online.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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It sounds like you would benefit from my FormMaker Pro (free for short forms): https://www.id-extras.com/products/formmaker/

It lets you do pretty much everything in InDesign: Text styling and default text, alignment, and field formatting (dates, validation, calculations, etc.)

Ariel

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