I am new to Adobe Reader. I am trying to mail merge data from an Excel spreadsheet to an Adobe PDF. The process works perfectly for the text fields. It will not work for the check boxes. After several rounds of tech support, the problem is where the orginal pdf was created. The original pdf was created using the Life Cycle Designer and is not supported by Acrobat (most particurily the check boxes the text filed are fine). Is there a way to convert my existing document so I can upload the check box information without starting from scratch?
How are you doning the "mail merge", exactly? What values in the spreadsheet are you using for the check boxes?
You cannot change a pdf file in Reader. You can rebuild or change it in Acrobat Professional. However, you can only change the document if the creator allows it. You cannot change a pdf from a Designer/Livecycle XML form to an Acrobat based Acroform. It would have to be recreated.