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The file is "Reader Extended". This allows Reader users to fill and save the form locally. However it has a side effect in that it prevents the file from being edited in Acrobat. You can edit the PDF form by saving a copy of it:
- Open the PDF form in Acrobat
- Go to File menu
- Select "Save a Copy"
The copy created will have Reader Extensions removed so it can be edited.
Once you edit the form you can add the reader extensions back by going to the File menu -> Save As -> Reader Extended PDF -> Enable Additional Features
Randy, you are an angel for your swift replies! BUT... it didn't work! I saved a copy of the file in Acrobat X Pro, got the warning message, & everything. But I still get the same error when I attempt to select
Forms, Create, & Use current document. Again, I am denied, with a security error that says "You cannot edit this file as a form due to it's security settings."
Any other ideas?
Thanks SO much
I'd gladly do this, and am most appreciative of receiving true HELP (an impressive exception in the support industry these days, Randy!) concerning my prob.
Don't see where to attach. Should I Email, and is there a support ticket # or something?
How did this turn out?
So awesome of you to ask! I had to report to Randy:It was operator error.
After I attached a file to his Email, I decided to test the problem again, one last time.
Lo & behold, no error that time! The difference? That time I had noticed the filename was different & located/opened the newly made copy.
When the new "copy of the file" is created, it is immediately closed. Of course you guys knew this, but I am a newbie, so I had been testing the tip on an identical -looking file, the original... because I didn't notice the difference in the file names, unfortunately. Dur. Dumb mistake on my part. Now I know that, unless I locate & reopen the newly created copy of the file, I'll wind up applying the tip on the original file.
Sorry for causing such a fuss!YOU GUYS ROCK!
I was just having the same issue and didn't recognize my own operator error until I read this last entry. Thank you!