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Why the text field frame's line width cannot be adjusted?

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I am now working on a PDF file with some text fields with combo turned on, specifying the number of chars the fields can hold. Their frames' line width is not thick. This is what I want. This is shown in the picture below:

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But when I try to preview the PDF, I discover that these fields do not follow what I have specified: no matter what thickness I choose, the frames are always thick. I want them to be thin!


See below:

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Why is it so? What should I do? Any ideas are welcomed.

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On the Layout tab under the Appearance dropdown, the field is set to Custom appearance. If you open this up and clickon the Custom option at the bottom of the tab a separate dialog will open allowing you to adjust the appearance. You can set your line width in this dialog. I believe that deafult is .069 in.

Paul

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Even if I choose 0.0001 inch thickness it is still thick. Not much difference. I just want them to be similar to the fields down below in that picture, with thin frames.

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It might be an Acrobat restriction ....which version are you using? I was able to change the thickness on mine and I ma using version 9.3

Paul

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I am using Acrobat 8 Pro and Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.0 to design the form.

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I tried it on Reader 8.2.1 and I do not see the issue. I am using version 9 of Designer though.

I can try your version of the form if you want ....send it to LiveCycle8@gmail.com

Paul

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I have sent my form to you to take a look. Thanks for your support!

By the way, I have uninstalled Acrobat 8 and installed Acrobat 9 Pro, but I am facing serious problems. Whenever I open Acrobat I will face an EULA page and if I click "Accept" or "Decline", the whole program will close immediately.

I have googled and added an EULA value (=1, in hex) in the regedit. No effect. I want to uninstall Acrobat 9, and there is NO RECORD in the Install/Uninstall section in the Control Panel. I am using Vista Home Basic.

I am now frustrated. I tried Acrobat 9 and it failed, and now I can't even uninstall it and revert to ver 8.......My God....