I have made a fillable form with Acrobat Pro 9, it is a multipart form that my customer feeds into a dot matrix printer. My customer is using Acrobat Reader 9 to fill in the form, when they go to print the form they click on the print button, the option FORM FIELDS ONLY is not present under COMMENTS AND FORMS. This option is available on my Pro version. Have I missed a setting when creating the form to allow my customer to only print the fields on the form or is this an option only available in the Pro version.
(hilroyy), Feb 16, 2009 8:52 AM
To the best of my knowledge, Reader should be able to print the form. It can not save the form unless additional steps are taken. To be sure about the capabilities of Reader, you might want to ask in the Reader forum.
According to the Adobe site, the following can be done with Reader:
1. View, print, and search PDF files, including PDF Portfolios and PDF maps
2. Author, store, and share documents, and share your screen, using Acrobat.com services
3. Experience richer content and greater interactivity with native support for Adobe® Flash® technology
This list does not talk about forms unfortunately.
Bernd, thanks for the reply in this forum. When I create a form, I create the form from my scanner and turn it into a pdf, then I add the ability to fill it. To have a non-printable background (the page in which I scanned), where exactly is this setting? Do I need to make my documents (the one I scanned) a .gif or .jpeg and add it as background then hide it or am I able to make the original document I scanned (and turned into a pdf) non-printable?
Create a PDF document with empty pages. Use Document > Background > Add/Replace... to add your scanned PDF document as background. In the appearance options disable the entry 'Show when printing'. Then you add the form fields to your document.