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Help! Mandatory Field Coloring Stopped Working


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I'm using LiveCycle 9 and ES2.  I have built several forms with mandatory fields and these fields always show up with a red border in "preview" and in Adobe.  Suddenly, this feature stopped working.  Non of my forms are showing up with red borders on the mandatory fields.

Only things I have done recently is to publish one form to a repository (SharePoint).  Could this have changed the viewing features on all my forms?

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Level 3

Figured it out!  (Of course, I could dig for days, but as soon as I post a request, I usually figure it out within 15 minutes, hmmm)

In Acrobat I went to Forms and clicked the "highlight fields" button.  Not sure how this got turned off, but everything seems to be working now. 


Level 10


The highlight colour can be changed in Acrobat/Reader preferences:


I would check there first, as any changes will be implemented in all forms.

Good luck,


Assure Dynamics

edit: glad you have it working