Thanks Mike. This was a big help.
I wasn't aware of the "buttons & forms" palette. Perhaps it's because I've only recently upgraded from CS5. After I set up the text boxes I want as editable and export to a PDF, I can go into Acrobat Pro and set any styling (font, color, size etc.) that I want to maintain.
Not to press my luck, but let me ask a related but more Acrobat focused question. Once my customer has made her changes and wants to distribute the PDF to her clientelle, is there a way she can "strip" the editabilty of the text before she sends out the PDF file? If this is something to take to the Acrobat board, let me know.
The easiest means, assuming the client has Acrobat, is to use password security that does not allow changing the document.
Beyond that, and again with Acrobat, one can export the PDF out as a TIFF, right-click on it and create a PDF from it...but it will be a much larger PDF.
Best I can do.
To "flatten" the form data into the PDF and prevent it from being further edited as a form, you could run an action. The form will cease to be a form, so start with a copy. Here's a link to an action, already made by the good folks over at AcrobatUsers.com: http://acrobatusers.com/actions-exchange/flatten-fields-and-comments
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