2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2010 8:57 AM by RecoilRob

    Cannot fill in a fillable form, AR 9.3.3, Mac OS 10.6.2

    RecoilRob

      Using a Mac with 10.6.2, just updated to Reader 9.3.3.

       

      I have downloaded a PDF that is supposed to have filable form fields. The forms properties say the Filling of Form fields is allowed.

       

      I can get my cursor to blink in each field but cannot get text to that field.

       

      I have tried  PDF/A - Never, does not help.

       

      Appreciate some help.

       


      thanks,

       

      Rob

        • 1. Re: Cannot fill in a fillable form, AR 9.3.3, Mac OS 10.6.2
          ~graffiti Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          RecoilRob wrote:

           

          The forms properties say the Filling of Form fields is allowed.

          Rob

          First, ignore that. It just says that IF there are fillable fields, you would be allowed to fill them in but doesn't mean they exist.

           

          RecoilRob wrote:

           

           

          I can get my cursor to blink in each field but cannot get text to that field.


           

          Rob

          What tool do you have selected when you click those fields. You should have the hand tool selected. If you ave that selected and mouse over a field, what happens.

           

          Also, if it were a fillable form, you should have gotten a message to that effect unless you have that message disabled.

          • 2. Re: Cannot fill in a fillable form, AR 9.3.3, Mac OS 10.6.2
            RecoilRob Level 1

            Yep, you are correct. Even though the pdf has the word "editable" in it's title it is not form field fillable. I called the originator and they apologized. They will revise it.

             


            thanks,

             

            Rob