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I created buttons and added a digital signature, when I saved and reopened my buttons disappeared?

Apr 3, 2013 9:08 AM

Tags: #problem #button #signature

I created a multi page PDF with numerous buttons for navigation. I realized I had forgotten to sign one of the individual pages, (I had recently added) so I simply put in a digital signature. I saved the document and reopened it later to find it made all the buttons non functional and uneditable... Some of the buttons were transparent (placed over written dates for reference) and some were colored boxes with text. The colored buttons became "flattened" and I could no longer edit them or click on anything.


Why did this happen? Is the digital signature to blame? Is there a way to edit the existing buttons or do I need to recreate all of them along with the actions associated with each? any assistance would be much appreciated!

  • George Johnson
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    Aug 11, 2002
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    Apr 3, 2013 11:28 AM   in reply to lewtacris

    It's possible to set up a signature field to lock other fields when it is signed. Could that be what happened? It also possible to choose to lock the file when signed to prevent changes. It's hard to tell what happened without seeing the file.

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