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Highlighting text in Text Field


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I have created a form using Live Cycle Designer ES2.  In this form I have several Text Field objects.  One of the users of this new form is requesting the ability to highlight text he has typed into the Text Field.  He is using Acrobat Pro to fill out the form.  Is this an option?  I have looked through all the options in LiveCycle and do not see anything that will allow this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I think you want to set the Field Format option of the Text Field to Rich Text.

Field Format - Rich Text.PNG

Setting this will allow you users to select the formatting toolbar (using Ctrl-E), the right-click context menu, or the usual sort of keyboard shortcuts, like ctrl-B for Bold, ctrl-I for Italic, etc




Level 1

Thank you for your response. 

However.  All my text fields are already set to Rich Text.  Using CNTL+E does not give the option to use the highlight tool.  I can change the font color but not highlight text in that field.  I believe from reading other posts that this is just a limitation of Adobe.  So in light of this we are just going to use different color font instead of highlighting.