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When you say "editable PDF" you simply mean that the users can enter data into the form, not change the contents of the PDF outside of the fillable form fields right?
You can certainly do that with FormsCentral, a PDF saved on either Mac or Windows can be filled out and saved on both Mac and Windows using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. It is important that you use Adobe Reader/Acrobat to view the PDF when you check it out and test it on your computer, if you use another program like Preview on the Mac it will change the PDF and it will no longer work properly.
As far as distributing you can email, or if you don't have a website you could post on a file storage site like Dropbox, share that file and email a link to the file for others to copy the file from.
I'm doing the same thing with a form - created it, distributed as email, participants fill it out, but the filled in form I recieve back is editable.
I have created an "email" button that runs the java script "this.flattenPages(0)" in a attampt to remove the form fields from (flatten) the document, then the button "submits" the form to mailto: which attaches it to a blank email.
This works great, but the sent form is editable.
How can the person filling out the form lock out edits and email it back easily?
When it comes to the further editing of the PDF in Acrobat you will get better forum help in the Acrobat forums: http://forums.adobe.com/community/acrobat
This is directly to the Editing PDF section of the forums: http://forums.adobe.com/community/acrobat/creating__editing_%26_exporting_pdfs