Modify form field properties

You can access Acrobat form field properties only when you are in editing mode (by choosing Tools > Forms > Edit). You can change the properties for multiple form fields at a time.

  1. Open the Properties dialog box using one of the following methods:
    • To edit a single form field, double-click it or right-click it and choose Properties.

    • To edit multiple form fields, select the fields that you want to edit, right-click one of the selected fields, and choose Properties.

  2. Change the properties on each of the available tabs, as needed.

    The property is changed as soon as you select another property or press Enter.

  3. Click Close to close the Properties dialog box.

If you select form fields that have different property values, some options in the Properties dialog box are not available. Otherwise, changes to the available options are applied to all selected form fields.

To avoid accidental changes to the form field, select Locked in the lower-left corner of the Properties dialog box before you close it. To unlock, click the option again.