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How do I modify an Adobe Reader pdf file?

Mar 4, 2008 11:12 AM

Hello,

I am trying to fill out a work application that is an Adobe Reader pdf file.
But I can not figure out how to select the fields and modify the pdf, so that I can save and print.

Please help,

Thanks!
 
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    Mar 4, 2008 12:11 PM   in reply to (GPP)
    In order to do that you would either need a PDF that the creator has added form fields to or you would need Acrobat Pro so you can add your own.

    Even if the creator has added fields, unless it was specially enabled, you could fill it out and print it but not save it.
     
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    Mar 4, 2008 2:19 PM   in reply to (GPP)
    >I'm guessing I'd have to purchase that?

    That would be correct.

    >is there a way to find out if the creator has added fields to allow me to fill out the application and print

    It will tell you if they are there when you open the file.
     
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    Mar 7, 2008 6:25 PM   in reply to (GPP)
    Do you have a link to the file so we can look at it?

    My guess is that it doesn't have form fields (whether they know it or not) and they intend for you to print it out and fill it in by hand.
     
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    Mar 8, 2008 12:42 AM   in reply to (GPP)
    Yes, they really expect you to fill it by hand. This form is for their
    convenience, not yours! By putting it on the web, they are saving
    themselves a stamp.

    Aandi Inston
     
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    Mar 8, 2008 7:35 AM   in reply to (GPP)
    There are definitely no fillable fields in that application. Sorry.
     
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    Apr 24, 2008 6:25 AM   in reply to (GPP)
    Hello. A university course expected an assignment to be completed on a pdf template downloadable from online site, a specific word count was given or penalties apply, however when edited with student content, the word count did not change. My question possibly relates to the above because I tried to edit my own work using XP pro, Vista, on 4 different computers. Is this hypotheses correct? the student should purchase the pdf writer in order to complete fields correctly. I cannot find references anywhere about word count in the knowledge base or FAQ. Original pdf was Mac OS x 10.4.11 Quartz PDFcontext (pdf version 1.6 Acrobat 7.x
    Any insights/responses would be gratefully received by this student teacher who wants to know why.
     
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    Apr 24, 2008 6:29 AM   in reply to (nicky_Dangar)
    > A university course expected an assignment to be completed on a pdf template downloadable from online site, a specific word count was given or penalties apply

    Ok.

    > however when edited with student content, the word count did not change.

    What do you mean "edited". Edited how - just typing in form fields?
    Where do you get the word count?

    > Is this hypotheses correct? the student should purchase the pdf writer in order to complete fields correctly.

    Not possible to say at this stage. (The "writer" product by the way is
    called Acrobat Standard or Acrobat Professional, if it turns out you
    do need it..

    >I cannot find references anywhere about word count in the knowledge base or FAQ.

    From my point of view, this is because it isn't something Reader does.
    But clearly it does something - so... what does it do?

    Aandi Inston
     
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    Apr 25, 2008 11:50 AM   in reply to (GPP)
    Question? How do you convert and adobe pdf file into a Word document?
     
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:38 PM   in reply to (GPP)
    With Reader, you can only copy/paste the content into a Word document.
     
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    Apr 29, 2008 6:10 AM   in reply to (GPP)
    Hi I am trying to print a pdf document, but whenver I print it, there is a shadow behing the letters. It is like a font effect that makes the document hard to read, since each letter has a shadow. It only happens when I print it. How can I eliminate this effect?

    thanks
     
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    Apr 29, 2008 12:48 PM   in reply to (GPP)
    When I try to copy/paste a table into a Word document, all of the table cells become lines of text, one after the other down the page.

    I tried creating a table in Publisher and even pasting the table in Excel, neither fared any better.

    I have a multi-page document that can easily become 2 pages if I could just copy/paste the tables from two pages onto one page. I tried scaling and printing 2 UP, but that makes it tiny and leaves a big gap in the middle.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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