You have to do that in Acrobat.
I agree, this is quite painful, you'd think these interlinking programs could deal with this.
I change it in Acrobat Pro. Go to your tools and choose “Forms”, then “Edit”. When your form filed appears highlighted in blue, double click it and change the font under “appearance”.
The nasty thing is you can't just use all the fonts on your machine, as I just figured out myself a moment ago, it seems to stick to Adobe fonts only.
Anyway, hope this helps.
grrrr this is driving me nuts! I have Acrobat Pro but don't seem to have any option to change the font, apparently I should have an "appearance" option but don't.
I found an Acrobat Tool set exchange to download "forms editing" but my Mac says "can't open this AAUI file!
I just want a consistent font!
So I wonder why I don't have "forms" or "edit" I'm running version XI 11.0.07
I have common tools but I only get "work with scanned documents" "export to another format" and things like that.
thanks for trying - appreciated!
OH THERE IT IS!! I just needed to elect the DEFAULT tools!
Sorry - user error! my bad
Looks like you're getting there. I think I was wrong with Acrobat fonts being the only ones you can use, it just won't let me choose the one I want. YAY ;oP
Actually - I can't do what I want - I can change the heading in my document but the text boxes for some reason the option to change font is grayed out.
REALLY disappointing because my forms now look unprofessional, but what really blows me away is that on one form I had managed to somehow get one box to change to the right font.
so it must be workable!?
I found the source code - I wonder if I could edit that...... mind you I don't really have the time
Just to be clear (and very brief) about the Interactive Forms Workflow:
You create the initial form in InDesign CS6/CC, (you can use any text for the form labels), you then add the fields by drawing rectangles, and convert them to a Text field using the Buttons and Forms panel (label each field with a unique name). You then export the InDesign form as an Interactive PDF and after it's created open it in Acrobat Pro. In Acrobat you use Forms > Edit to view the fields. You click on a field and it opens the Text Fields Property panel, here you can change the default (Times) font that appears in the field to say Helvetica (you must use a font that’s on everyone’s computer). In this panel you can also change the size, alignment and colour of the font plus there's a number of other options. You then close the form editing mode. You can test the form and subsequently distribute it. To ensure users can not only add data but save it, you need to save the form in a special way: Save As Other > Reader Extended PDF > Enable More Tools. Make sure you keep a copy of the original form as after this stage you can’t alter it. I suggest you try it out on a couple of simple practice forms before you work on your actual job.
There are lots of other things you can add to forms such as drop down lists, combo boxes, radio buttons, print and email buttons.
Lynda.com have some excellent tutorials. (I have no connection with Lynda!)