The Forms Preferences section contains all of the form settings for
To open the Forms Preferences dialog:
- Go to Edit > Preferences
(Windows & Linux) or PDF
> Preferences (Mac)
- Select Forms from
the panel on the left of the preferences dialog to view
or modify these preferences.
Merging Forms - Settings used
when merging documents containing form fields
- Rename Fields: When merging documents that have fields, the fields
can either be renamed or fields with the same name can be merged.
Fields with the same name but are different types will still be renamed.
Flatten - These settings are
used when flattening
fields within a PDF.
- Paint Push Buttons: will draw the button as an image when
- Paint Image Buttons Only: will only draw a button as
an image when flatting when the button contains an image. Standard
text buttons will not be drawn.
- Paint Non Printable Fields:
will still flatten a field that has the visibility property set as
"Hide" or "Show/Don't Print".
Field Properties - This section
contains the default preferences for each of the form editing tools. To
edit the default appearance values when creating form fields, click on
the field's name to open its properties dialog. Then set the values you
wish to be the default and click OK to save the changes.