Are you saying that you want to change the properties of any existing typewriter annotations when you open a document?
There shouldn't be any existing annotations when they open the document, if I'm understanding your question. It's a blank form for them to complete. When Typewriter-enabled, there is the typewriter button in the purple banner at the top of the page with font options pre-selected. It's these that I want to change. I don't care which font is selected (as long as it's readily legible like Arial, Helvetica, Courier, etc.), but I do care about size (to a small extent) and color--I would prefer black.
You don't have that type of control. Is there a reason you're not using form fields instead?
Yes, because of the limitation on the number of forms that can be returned. I was told they receive over 500 a week.
I don't know how they're doing this now with their current form. The originator of the form no longer works there and the person who took over the position is even more clueless about it than I am. I was just asked to edit the form to rewrite some verbiage and include a couple extra areas to be filled out.
If you have another pdf methodology solution, I am interested in hearing more.
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Got it. Two alternatives to enabling the form that has form fields:
1. Set it up to submit just the form data to a web server. Much more reliable and potentially secure, unlike email.
2. Don't Reader-enable the form and convince all of the users to use Reader 11. It is capable of saving an non-enabled form, unlike previous versions of Reader. I realize this may be difficult depending on who the users are.
George, you have been extremely helpful. You don't know how much I appreciate your knowledge and patience.
1. Seems like going this option, we would be better served just making a web-based form. I'll pass that on to the Powers-That-Be.
2. Not to imply these folks are computer-illiterate, but the users completing the forms are plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, carpenters, etc. In fact, they get a good number of printed, hand-written, snail-mailed forms submitted. I really don't know the likelihood of getting these users to download and install Reader 11.
Again, thanks so much for your time and expertise.