Operating Macbook Pro Mavericks OS - Acrobat Pro X - monthly subscription Created forms using Form Central - nightmare of a time with the extra padding and inability to layout fields elegantly on a page, a two page form ends up four.So, exported as PDF and using Acrobat to edit the form fields and the content fields.
I need to know how to prevent this from happening and to understand what words in the Acrobat lexicon I should be using to describe this "feature". It seems like I can only edit content or form independently, not simultaneously, like I could do in any drawing program or even word. Is there a field label property that I am missing that would associate the label to the field?
Control-E does not seem to work on my system to open the properties of a text content box..there some other method? The most urgent is the combining of the fields, I can live with toggling back and forth for alignment of fields...though it is causing big pain productively.
Linda Linda, When you create the fields you control what name each has.
You explicitely name them or let it ride by using the defaults.
When you tell the application to combine PDF files (by any of the several methods) any fields having the same "name" (the name you left 'em with eh) eperience "the merge".
What may be helpful is the use of the many forms related tutorials available here at
In this tutorial, learn how to create create fillable PDF forms, including creating duplicate fields using Acrobat X or XI.
While at Adobe MAX last week, I was asked how a user could flatten form fields with Acrobat X.
Flattening form fields means removing the form fields themselves and placing the data onto the PDF as regular items.