How to make a multline form in pdf that text flows through?
I'm working on a form that could be filled out manually, or submitted digitally. Here's the issue:
When submitting digitally, I have certain forms that have 3 lines for the user to fill out a significant chunk of text. Instead of it compiling on one line using the 'multiline' checkbox in acrobat, can i have it automatically wrap to the next line as the user types to the end of the previous line?
Basically, there are the normal lines which need to be there. I'm wondering if anyone has a script (and how to implement) that would allow when a line is full, to jump to the next line down, flowing the text to the next line.
Here's a screenshot of how the form sections look: If anyone has run across this, any help is much appreciated.
This works but can be a bit time-consuming. This is assuming you're still editing in the Forms function in Adobe Acrobat. I know this works for Acrobat 10.
Highlight/select text field that continuation will be starting from.
Right-Click and Open Properties /
Appearance / Set an absolute font size (not auto)
Options / uncheck "multi-line" and "scroll long text"
Select: Custom /
Paste the following into Custom Keystroke Script (bottom field, note "edit" button on the right):
if ( event.fieldFull || event.willCommit ) this.getField("*name of next field to continue in*").setFocus();
Repeat this for every field that will need any continuation, ensuring that each target field is named correctly.