These are pdf files sent to me from different businesses and are work related. I have a lease application, credit application and an employment application all from different sources These files were sent to me via email and I saved in My Documents and opened from there. I'm using a downloaded version of Reader 9 on a XP system.
My wife downloaded an employment application on her computer with the same results. She is using an older Reader again on an XP system.
With two different machines and pdf's from different sources I'm lost.
Graffiti - I have been having the exact same problem and this was helpful (finally figured out using the hand tool that what appeared to be fields actually were not).
So, the next question is: is there any solution to this? I have been told by the person who sent it to me that I should be able to fill it in using the "typewriter" tool. However, I cannot seem to find that tool, and in the "toolbars" list, Typewriter has an asterisk next to it so when I check the box, typewriter still doesn't show up.
Is there any way I can fill it in some other way?? (Not by hand - must be "typed" and I haven't seen a typewriter in about 9 years!)
Thanks in advance - this has been frustrating me for a week!!!
You can save the form as a bmp file; insert it into a word document page; insert a text box that you type in filling in the blanks on the form. I just accomplished this with a form that has little text boxes and it came out just fine.
Graffiti, first off thanks for the help. Secondly I am experiencing the same problem as all the other people here. I have been filling out applications for employment for years and have never experienced this issue of not being able to temporarily fill in the text boxes. I recently printed an application and filled it out by hand, in hind sight I think I wasn't selected for an interveiw because of this.
These are the pdf properties I've seen multiple times...
Document Assembly: Not Allowed
Content Copying: Allowed
Content Copying for Accessibility: Allowed
Page Extraction: Allowed
Commenting: Not Allowed
Filling of form fields: Allowed
Signing: Not Allowed
Creation of Template Pages: Not Allowed
Like I said before these are employment application forms and they are ment to be filled out using reader. It would seem that something has either changed with the newer versions of Adobe or my computer is corrupt... and I really hope it's not the second.
>These are the pdf properties I've seen multiple times...
You can basically ignore what those properties say. They're just telling you that "if" there were fillable form fields, you would be allowed to fill them out. It's not saying that those form fields exist.
>and they are ment to be filled out using reader
How do you know? Did they specifically tell you that you could use Reader to fill them out?
When I open the doc is tells me at the top "You are viewing this document in PDF/A mode"
If I select the "Hand", it does not turn to a text entry cursor or allow me to click into the fields. The arrow/I tool just stays as a "I" when over the text or the fields, but does not allow me to enter the field or add text.
Adobe Reader 9 Scanned form using HP all in one and saved in pdf format Form opens up ok and I know there is other things I have to do in order to make the fields printable. One help told me to Choose Forums>Start Form Wizard. I cannot find the forms or wizard. What do I do?
I downloaded an adobe reader pdf document from the internet. It is an application for school so I would like to type the information in instead of writing it in. So I am hoping there is a way to insert a text box and type my answers.
There's a way for Reader users to add form fields without purchasing the full Acrobat product. You can download a free 30-day trial version of Acrobat Pro (Windows) from Adobe.com at:
You can then use the product to add form fields. See additional forms troubleshooting tips in Acrobat Help at: