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Remove any dot in Name field.
There a problem like this if there is a dot include between words and/or numbers in the name of text field the button panel.
Thank you for your response. The "dot" in the field name was the problem. It is a shame that InDesign does not do any validation on field names when constructing the form. The use of "." in a field name is common if one is taking a structured approach and using hierarchical naming conventions such as "field1.component1", "field2.component1", "field3.component1" and the like. I hope that they fix this in a future release and allow the use of a "." in the name.
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I just spend an hour frustrating myself with this exact same problem.
I did not have any dots or spaces, or special characters in my field name, but my text field was only filling centered vertically and would not wrap text.
Turns out the issue was that the field was on the master page (where I wanted it). The text field will not work correctly if it's on the master page, but if you copy it to one of the regular pages, it will work fine. Still inconvenient when you are trying to have the same form in the same place on 4 slightly different pages.
THANK YOU! This was very helpful! How frustrating!