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Topic: Re: Character limitation with Adobe Acrobat 4.0
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56656
From: kt
Date: 5/29/2002 05:20 PM

p-pdf-developer Listmanager intimated something like:

> From: "JC"
> ----- AcroBuddies Forum | ------
> Is there a 255 character limitation for text boxes in Adobe Acrobat 4.0?
> Every time I "submit" the pdf form and load it up on IE 5.5, it only displays
> 255 characters (incl. spaces) in my text box. I've changed the varchar in my
> sql table to 4000 and it populates my table, but does not appear on my form
> after submission. I'm currently awaiting for the 4.05 update, but I don't
> think that will solve the problem. Is there something within Adobe (like a
> preference item) that I don't have set correctly in order to extend the
> character limitations?
> Please email suggestions to
> Thanks!
> Joyce

The char limitation for text fields is listed in AcroJS.pdf as 32Kbytes. So
it's definitely not the PDF that is the problem.

Kas Thomas
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