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:enter image description here If anyone has run across this, any help is much appreciated.

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5/1/2013 11:10:00 PM

You can't do what you want. Acrobat forms can not "continue" text into another input area or line. So your input area needs to encompass the entire area for input and it must be rectangular.

You are better off creating header text for text areas rather than lines of text. This is merely due to how Acrobat forms work. They can't read the partial lines and adjust input to accommodate for them.

So create your form assuming the data to be input will always start in the top left corner of the text area.

Then it is a simple matter to check the "Multi-Line" option for the form element in Acrobat.


5/2/2013 1:09:00 AM