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Even if it looks like a form, it may not be a fillable form.
In order to fill out a form, the creator of the file has to add form fields.
I am also having problems filling in a fillable form (and I know it is a fillable form b/c it works fine in any other version of Adobe). Adobe Reader 9 will not allow you to fill in forms unless you have Adobe Professional and can re-enable usage rights. Why is that, shouldn't Adobe 9 work the the same as the older versions?
> Adobe Reader 9 will not allow you to fill in forms unless you have Adobe Professional and can re-enable usage rights.
That is not correct.
What makes you think this?
>b/c it works fine in any other version of Adobe
Could it be that the other places it works have Acrobat?
If you are trying to fill in like older IRS forms, they use a technology
to allow you to save forms that is not supported by Reader 9. You can
fill in the forms, but you cannot save the data using Reader 9. You can
save the data in earlier versions of Reader.
I think she's having problems filling them in Mike.
I'm sorry, let me explain. I have throughout the office Adobe Reader 7. We just upgraded all users to Adobe Reader 9. Since we have done that, any Fillable Form that we have can still be filled in, BUT it cannot be saved and re-used like it can with Adobe 7 or 8. So the problem is anyone in the office who has PDF forms that they previously could fill in and save, they now have to send the forms to the IT department so that we can open them, re-enable them, then re-save them and send them back to the user to fill them out & save. So my question is, why doesn't Adobe 9 allow you to save filled in forms like the earlier versions did, and is there something easy (like apply a patch) to allow this to happen.
In what manner were they enabled to fill-in and save. Adobe had a
product that was used by many companies, to enable the functionality to
save forms in Reader. The technology is no longer supported in Reader 9.
Newer versions of the same program can be used to re-enable the saving
of forms. That is what you are seeing.
I'm not sure in what manner they were enabled. I'm talking about forms that you can download from the IRS or the US Trademark & Patent Office. Most of their forms can be filled in and saved in all versions of Adobe, but not in Adobe Reader 9. So what you are telling me that if you upgrade to Adobe Reader 9, you can no longer save filled in forms. So the solution is not to upgrade, correct?
>So what you are telling me that if you upgrade to Adobe Reader 9, you can no longer save filled in forms.
The IRS and the US Trademark & Patent Office use technology to enable forms that is out of date and doesn't play with Reader 9. You'll need to go back to 8 until they upgrade their program.