Frequently, when I design an interactive form, I'll include horizontal lines so a user can print it out and fill it in the old fashioned way–by hand. This usually involves double spaced lines. My problem is that when I insert an Adobe Acrobat text field over these lines the default leading, or line spacing, doesn't work. How can I get the text field to double space the user's input so it'll match the lines?
You can't set line spacing for regular text fields, but you can for text fields with rich formatting.
However, I don't quite follow why you would need it. If the user choose to
fill in the form digitally, why the need for double spacing?
Message was edited by: try67 Forgot about rich formatting...
Below is link to a PDF that demonstrates setting the background of a multiline text field to be opaque when it has the focus and when it is not empty. This way, the lines are obscured when it is filled in with Reader/Acrobat but are shown on the printed page (if empty) so a user is able to print it and fill it in by hand, which is where the lines are useful. You'll have to study it a bit to see how it works, but it's fairly simple.
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