Forms Preferences

The Forms Preferences section contains all of the form settings for Xodo PDF Studio.

To open the Forms Preferences dialog:

    1. Go to File Tab > Preferences
    2. Select Forms from the panel on the left of the preferences dialog to view or modify these preferences.


Merging Forms - Settings used when merging documents containing form fields

  • Rename Fields: When merging documents that have fields, the fields can either be renamed or fields with the same name can be merged. Fields with the same name but are different types will still be renamed.

Flatten - These settings are used when flattening fields within a PDF.

  • Paint Push Buttons: will draw the button as an image when flattening.
    • Paint Image Buttons Only: will only draw a button as an image when flatting when the button contains an image. Standard text buttons will not be drawn.
  • Paint Non Printable Fields: will still flatten a field that has the visibility property set as "Hide" or "Show/Don't Print".

Field Properties - This section contains the default preferences for each of the form editing tools. To edit the default appearance values when creating form fields, click on the field's name to open its properties dialog. Then set the values you wish to be the default and click OK to save the changes.