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Old 01-22-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Preview: Change Font Size on Fillable PDF

How do you change the field font size in a fillable PDF in Preview?

My wife has downloaded the following file:


The default font size for the fillable fields is much too large, but we can't figure out how to make it smaller. Using the "Fonts" floating menu has no effect on the text fields.

We tried Adobe Reader. It's better, but it does not allow you to save a copy of the filled form. (It doesn't seem to allow you to change the font in fillable fields, either. However, the default is closer to the size of the font in the rest of the document.)
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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I see the same static text size as you, but here's what did work as an alternative approach (under Lion). Instead of using the form fields, add annotations.
  1. Pull up the font panel with Tools > Show Fonts (Command-T).
  2. Set your desired size, then select Tools > Annotate > Add Text (Control-Command-T).
  3. Click where you'd like to add text, then type.
  4. If you want to adjust things like color, the Annotations Toolbar allows you to do this, and it should have appeared automatically. If it didn't, use View > Show Annotations Toolbar (Command-Shift-A).
I realize this won't be of use if you've already completed the form, but maybe it will be of use at some point.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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I was able to get this to work, but not inside text entry fields.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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Bump. I have downloaded a form and need to change the text size as well. This is extremely simple and I cant believe there is no way to do this.
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