1 Reply Latest reply on May 5, 2014 7:31 AM by John Mensinger

    Allow a customer to edit a pdf file

    scottnet

      We send out PDF files to customers that are designed using InDesign. Sometimes we want the customers to be able to make minor changes to the text direct into the PDF. However we have a large number of these customers and they do not have any Adobe tools installed. Is this possible?

       

      It seems what I want to do is to create an editable PDF document but have all the text editable not just form fields

       

      If so how would you recommend we go about this

      Regards

        • 1. Re: Allow a customer to edit a pdf file
          John Mensinger Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          scottnet wrote:

           

          ...we want the customers to be able to make minor changes to the text direct into the PDF.

           

          ...and they do not have any Adobe tools installed. Is this possible?

           

          No, it's really not possible. PDF is intended to essentially be a read-only delivery format. Even if your customers were well-trained Acrobat users, it wouldn't work well. The text in a PDF doesn't flow.

           

          If the customers must really have edit-access, the only suggestion to be made is that you send these documents to them in a format which they are properly equipped to edit. PDF isn't it.