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Old 04-03-2009, 08:47 AM   #1
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One of my employers moved everyone around in the office. This is generally not a problem as I only work there once a week usually. The good thing is I got one of the new computers. The bad thing (for me) is that I have now been upgraded from Acrobat 5.x to Acrobat 9.x, and things look completely different.

I'm supposed to re-do several PDF forms that the users fill out onscreen then print when completed. These forms started out as Acrobat 5 forms and now I'm tweaking them in 9. One of the tools I used frequently was the "FreeText Tool" which seems to have disappeared, and doesn't even appear in the Help. What is the equivalent tool to use in Version 9? I can't seem to find anything similar.

I'm sure there's someone here who's used both versions.

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Under the Tools menu there's a typewriter tool, and numerous others under the Comments & Markup submenu.

   
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Under the Tools menu there's a typewriter tool, and numerous others under the Comments & Markup submenu.
Typewriter tool seems close, but I couldn't seem to adjust the properties of the text blocks that result. It seems you must do this from the typewriter toolbar which I had not turned on.

Comments & Markup|Text Box was also close, but I never did figure out how to adjust the text features that it created.

For now I'm using the Typewriter tool and getting satisfactory results for what I'm trying to do.

Thanks for your help,
Carl

(As a side note, I found out that the screen for editing fields in Acrobat doesn't properly update over the network when using LogMeIn.com. Grrr. First application I've had problems with logmein.com)
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I found out that the screen for editing fields in Acrobat doesn't properly update over the network when using LogMeIn.com
Might be worth contacting LogMeIn - Aggrobrat 9 is very new, after all.

   
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