Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Acrobat -- Set Fields or Comments As Transparent (FREE)

Update (02/04/2018): The script can now be used to process comments (annotations) as well as form fields. You can select specific comments and set their fill color as transparent all at once, or do all of the comments in the file with a single click!

Since the release of the latest version of Mac OS, High Sierra (and possibly some earlier versions as well), many people have reported problems setting the fill or border colors of the fields in their PDF forms as Transparent using Acrobat DC.
It seems that a bug in the application (and/or the operating system) has caused the "Transparent" check-box to disappear from the color selection dialog.

What is should look like...

However, it can still be done using a script, which is why I've developed this simple utility that allows you to select a field and set its Fill Color and/or Border Color as Transparent, with just a few clicks.

When you run it you get this window:

The script is FREE to download and use.

However, this script will only allow you to edit one field at a time, but I have available a separate tool that allows you to do this property (and many others) for multiple fields at once.
See: Acrobat -- Mass Edit Fields Properties

As always, if you have any questions regarding this tool, contact me directly.

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