How do I add a text field to an existing form?

I've used the automatic tool to create a fillable form, but some items didn't convert to form fields so I want to manually add in a form field. Can I do this?

Tony DeYoung

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1. Choose File > Open and open the PDF file you want to change.
2. Open the Forms panel in the Tools pane and click Edit.
3. In the Tasks panel, choose Text Field from the Add New Field menu. Your pointer becomes a cross-hair attached to a text box.
4. Click to where you want to place the new text field and type the name of the field in the Field Name box.
5. If the field is optional, do not select Required Field, unless the field is required. You can drag the right edge of the text field to make it longer.

By Lori Kassuba   

This quick tip also details how to edit an existing form in Acrobat X Std. or Pro.

Lori Kassuba   

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