Archive for March, 2006

Auto-Resizing Text in PDF Forms from LiveCycle Designer 7

Many, if not most, schools and campuses have converted their forms to PDF to share online. Some of those have made them fillable at some point using the Forms Tools in Acrobat Professional. With Acrobat 7.0 Professional, Adobe introduced LiveCycle Designer to Windows Acrobat users for building powerful electronic forms based on a new XML architecture.
One feature of the older Acrobat forms that proved valuable was that multi-line text fields could automatically resize the font so the text entered would fit in the field. All one had to do was select ‘Auto’ for the font size property of the text field. Designer has no ‘Auto’ setting exactly, but here’s how you can get it to work…

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