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Formatting text within a distributable pdf form


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Hi all,

I posted this question to the Acrobat forum but perhaps I might have more luck here.

I am using LiveCycle Designer 8.0 to create a pdf form for people to fill out. I want them to be able to use rich text for their responses so that, for example, they can italicize or underline the text that they're entering within the text fields.

Within LiveCycle, I've made the fields rich text (instead of plain text), and, in fact, you can use rich text when filling out the form with Acrobat.  The problem is that, after the form is submitted with Acrobat (and sent to me in an email), the text within the completed pdf reverts back to plain text and all formatting is lost (so, for example, someone can fill out the form using bold, underline, italics, different fonts and typefaces, etc., but once (s)he submits the form and it is sent to me, i only see what they filled out in plain text).

Does anyone think they can help?  I've checked the forums for similiar posts, like this one, but haven't come across solutions for my situation.

Thanks in advance

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