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Extension has seen instances where an Adobe form has been completed and saved, but when the form is viewed by another person, the information in the form fields does not appear unless one clicks in the field itself. Review this article to fix this issue.


In this example, the form has been filled out, but only by clicking in the Date Submitted field does the information become visible.

Form Data Not Displayed


1) Click Edit - Preferences

In Adobe Acrobat, click on the Edit menu and choose Preferences .

Click Edit Menu to Choose Preferences

2) Click Categories - Forms

In the Preferences pane, click on Forms in the Categories: select box.

Select Forms under Preferences

3) Deselect Show Border Hover Color for Fields

To the right, in the Highlight Color box, remove the check from the checkbox labeled Show border hover color for fields.

Highlight Color Selection.

4) Click OK

Click the OK button to return to your document. You will now be able to view the contents of the form.

Now View Form Contents

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Keywords:Adobe Form Data Display Displayed Acrobat Show Border   Doc ID:103164
Owner:Nathaniel S.Group:Extension Handbook
Created:2020-06-18 08:29 CSTUpdated:2021-06-18 08:14 CST
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