You can save yourself a considerable amount of time when filling in forms in Adobe Acrobat by turning on the Auto-Complete, or "Auto-Fill" feature. This feature will remember values, either numerical or alphabetical, that you have entered before. When you enter a similar value in the future, the program will provide you with a drop-down menu containing the completed value. If the value is identical to what you are typing, you can select it and move faster.
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Start Adobe Acrobat by clicking "Start" > "All Programs" > "Adobe" > "Acrobat."
Click "Edit" > "Preferences."
Click the "Forms" option on the left side of the "Preferences" dialogue box that appears.
Point the mouse cursor to the "Auto-Complete" heading, and then click either "Basic" or "Advanced."
Click the white check box to the left of "Remember Numerical Data" if you would like to turn this feature on. Click "OK."
Tips and warnings
- Auto-Complete will activate at any time when you are entering data into a field that you have entered before. To use the Auto-Complete suggestion, simply press the "down" arrow key on your keyboard, and then press "Enter." Alternatively, you can point the mouse cursor to the selection and click.
- Dynamic forms created in Adobe LiveCycle Designer work with Auto-Complete a bit differently. To select the Auto-Complete suggestion when working with these fields, you must double-click it.
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