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Highlight fields button disappeared

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I tried to search the designer forum before asking this question, ...

When I preview an xdp form in Designer, the "Highlight fields" button displays very quickly and then disappears.  How do I get it to display full time?

Thanks,

Elaine

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I don't have Acrobat 8 handy but in Reader 8 the same setting applies in the Forms section. Oops my mistake it is under Forms in 9 as well. I should have said Forms and not General....sorry!

Paul

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When you preview you are using an ActiveX control inside of a browser control. So default menu settings are different. Are you asking for the toggle fields button on the menu to be there or the highlighting of the fields?

Paul

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Hey Paul,

No, none of the above.  I'm just previewing in Designer, and I have acrobat pro v8 loaded so the preview launches that, right?  It just pops up and disappears lightning fast.  It's happening to my coworker too...

curious,

E

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There is a setting in the preferences for that bar. Open Acrobat, under Edit/Preferences/General - check the "Always hide forms document message bar" setting (make sure you kill all acrobat processes in your task manager) - or there is a javascript command to toggle the highlighting (like the button does).....but you would have to add that to each form.

Paul

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Thanks Paul, but I don't see that option in Acrobat 8 Pro.

pguerett <forums@adobe.com>

04/28/2009 09:58 AM

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Re: Highlight fields button disappeared

There is a setting in the preferences for that bar. Open Acrobat, under

Edit/Preferences/General - check the "Always hide forms document message

bar" setting (make sure you kill all acrobat processes in your task

manager) - or there is a javascript command to toggle the highlighting

(like the button does).....but you would have to add that to each form.

Paul

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Correct answer by
Level 10

I don't have Acrobat 8 handy but in Reader 8 the same setting applies in the Forms section. Oops my mistake it is under Forms in 9 as well. I should have said Forms and not General....sorry!

Paul