Format text box by property settings

A text box or an editable combo box can be formatted to display number, currency, date, time, zip code, phone number, social security number, etc. This tutorial demonstrates how to create a text box and display its contents in currency format. A more advanced way that uses JavaScript to format PDF text boxes can be found here .

  1. Launch Microsoft Word. Choose Add Text Box from CenoPDF menu. In the Text Box Properties dialog box, click Format tab.

  2. Choose Number or Currency from Format the field as box; Type 2 into Number of digits after decimal point box; Type $ into Currency Symbol box.


  3. Export to PDF file and open it in Adobe Reader. Type 12 into the text box and press Enter. A dollar sign and two decimal digits are automatically added into display.