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Changing fonts in interactive form fields

Jan 18, 2010 6:59 AM

I have created a form in Acrobat Professional 8 containing various form fields to be filled in. I want the end user to be able to change the font and colour of the text in each form field before printing it out. The end user will be using Adobe Reader - not Acrobat.


How can I do this? Also, can it be done so that users can open and edit the pdf in Adobe Reader 6, or would it have to be a later version?


Any help or suggestions much appreciated.




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    Jan 18, 2010 7:29 AM   in reply to emmapaterson

    This can be done using a script.

    The font can be changed from version 3.01 and the color from version 4.

    However, both require form rights enabled to work in Reader.

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    Jan 18, 2010 11:13 AM   in reply to emmapaterson

    Are you creating the form in Acrobat as you have said or in Designer that is where most folks go? There is a difference in the process and that is important for the answer.

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    Jan 19, 2010 1:50 AM   in reply to emmapaterson

    I know this should be simple but I'm not getting anywhere at the moment.

    For users with Adobe Reader it isn't simple.

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