This tutorial will explain the basics of how to edit form properties once a form has been created and saved.

You can access Acrobat form field properties only when you are in editing mode. Furthermore, you can change the properties for single or multiple form fields at a time.

  1. Open the document to be edited.

  2. Choose Tools > Forms > Edit.

    Acrobat Forms Menu with Edit selected.

  3. Open the Properties dialog box
    a. To edit a single form field, double-click it or right-click it and choose Properties.

    Acrobat Properties dialog box with properties selected.

    Acrobat Text Field Properties menu General tab.

    b. To edit multiple form fields of the same type, highlight the fields that you want to edit by clicking the left mouse button and dragging the cursor over all of the necessary fields.

    Acrobat edit multiple form fields Menu.

    Next, right-click on one of the selected fields and choose Properties.

    Check Box Properties Menu

  4. Change the properties on each of the available tabs, as needed.
    * The property is changed as soon as you select another property or press Enter.

    * Any changes made are applied to all selected form fields. Do not make changes in sections that need to be unique, such as the Name and Tool Tip sections on the General tab.

    *When you select several different types of form fields at the same time only the common options are available. (In the following example, a text box and a check box have been selected at the same time, so the common options appear, and again, any changes made are applied to all selected form fields.)

  5. Click Close to close the Properties dialog box.

    Close button.

    To avoid making accidental changes to the form field, it is a good idea to select Locked in the lower-left corner of the Properties dialog box before you close it. To unlock, click the option again.

    Locked button.


For more about form field properties, visit the Adobe website at Form Field PropertiesNew Window


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