The Text Field Tool will display the mouse pointer as crosshairs for positioning fields in the document. To apply a form field, position the crosshairs in the upper left corner of the area that you want to apply your field. Draw the mouse to the right while holding the mouse button to form the field. On releasing the button, a dialog box will appear. Apply a name to your field. eDocBuilder requires field naming to comply with the following rules! This is a very important item to note and the most common problem we hear when people are getting started.
- Field names must be alphabetical characters only (A-Z or a-z)
- Numbers or special characters cannot be used
- Names may not contain spaces
- No duplicate names are allowed
If you need to edit the form field name you can either double-click on the box itself, or select it from the right menu under "Fields". If you double-click you will edit the name under the "General" tab of the Tet Field Properties box that appears. Note: All form fields applied in Acrobat Professional are defined as text fields. Later in eDocBuilder, when you are in the development process, they may be defined to hold image content, or be otherwise reformatted.