To insert a floating field

You can insert a floating field into a text object to display different types of information. Floating fields are objects that support the merging of text, numeric values, run-time properties, and scripting within a text object when the form is rendered. You can insert floating fields into text objects only.

Floating fields are text field objects by default, but you can change the object type from the Type list in the Field tab of the Object palette.

You can also bind floating fields to a data source to display specific text or numeric values. For example, you can insert a floating field to render individual customer names in the introductory greeting of a form letter. The floating field appears as a TextField object, as shown in this example.

(Dear Mr./Ms. {TextField}) 
  1. Click inside the Text object in which you want to place the floating Text Field object.

  2. Place your cursor on the line where you want Designer to insert the floating Text Field object.

  3. Select Insert > Floating Field.

  4. To set the properties of the Floating Field, click the Floating Field marker inside the Text object, and then select options as needed. It is good practice to rename the floating Text Field object and specify the necessary binding.

    Set the properties of the floating field object independently of setting the properties of the text object. By default, floating field objects are set to Hidden (Exclude from layout) in the Presence list.

If you want to dynamically update the value of a floating field inside Adobe Reader (through scripting, for example), you must use Adobe Reader 9.1 or later. Set the target version to Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9.1 or later and save the form as a dynamic PDF form. If you expect a large amount of text to exceed the bounds of the floating field, set the Expand to Fit option for both the floating field and its parent text container to make them growable.

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