Every user of Acrobat 9 can enter text and save. Where is the problem?
When I create an editable text field in my pdf using the form wizard, you can enter text in the field but there is no way for anyone to save the file in reader when they write into it - I get an error message along the lines of "you will not be able to save your text in this file please print it before closing".
I want the users to be able to save what they have written.
I created the file in indesign and opened it in Acrobat 9 pro using the form wizard.
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You need to enable the special features in the file for Reader users.
I'm not sure where it's found in the form designer but in Acrobat, it's under the Advanced menu.
That did it, thanks - I had to select the
"Extended features in Adobe Reader" menu item. It is now editable and can save user input to the text field.
Be very careful with this feature as there are limitations on it's use in the license. If you are having the form data submitted, then I do not think there is a problem. However, if you are having the form data submitted, then you need to read the appropriate section in the license carefully (basically a 500 use limit).
Ah I didn't realise this before . I created a fillable pdf so that my roleplaying group could fill in their character sheets (because their writing is dreadful lol), I used the Acrobat Trial, which has now ran out & now I'm stuck with forms they can't save. Doh!
Is there any alternative solution? As much as I enjoyed the trial & it's functions, I don't have any other forms to create & it would be a waste of a few hundred £'s . Would anyone be willing to make them savable for me?