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Adobe Acrobat 8: Can't change Font size

Posted on 2007-08-08
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Last Modified: 2009-08-18
I'm using Adobe Acrobat Standard to fill out a form sent to me. When I fill out the form, the text is cut off and seems to big. How can I change the font size on the text I am filling in?
Question by:HumanScaleDev
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Expert Comment

ID: 19658905
If you are acrobat 8, then use the following:
1. Open Edit Form in Acrobat from the Form menu
2. Form menu toolbox will appear
3. Select Text box if your changing the font in text box.
4. Double click the text field where you want to change the font.
5. Text field properties will appear
6. In Appearance tab use : Font Size & Font as per your need.
7. In option tab check : Limit of and enter the number of characters for the text field...also check multiline if there are more text.

In this way you'll get the result what you expect.


Author Comment

ID: 19661179
Under the Form Menu box, I only have:

Manage Forms > Import Data or Export Data
Track Forms
Highlight Fields
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Expert Comment

ID: 19661194
I think you'r using acrobat reader if so then you cannot change anything unless there is permission from acrobat. Acrobat reader is meant for reading the pdf pages where the user cannot change anything..

Accepted Solution

swabanik earned 375 total points
ID: 19661240
In acrobat Reader and standard you cannot modiy the form designed in Professional version or Desginer version of form.  To modify these you've to use any of the programs i.e. Professional or Designer.

Expert Comment

ID: 25453653
I'm using I'm using Adobe Acrobat 8 pro to fill out a form. We are trying to change the font size on the text we are filling in. But the Edit Form in Acrobat from the Form menu is grayed out.  Is there a way to correct this or is there another way to change the font size?

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