Is this the same file you used before, or a new one? I ask because it sounds to me as if you were previously using a Reader enabled form, and your present form is not enabled.
And just for giggles, it might be nice to know if you have the free Adobe Reader or whether you have Adobe Acrobat (not free) and what version you are using.
Thank you for your message, Claudio.
After it initially failed to allow me to edit (which I was previously able to do):
1.) I first tried it with a copy of one of the existing files (it is a time recording form for work), and previously I was able to delete the existing information (such as dates and hours worked), and enter new information. When I found I could not edit, I tried the next step (#2, below)
2.) Next, I went straight to the employee resources page on the employer's website, and downloaded a fresh new copy of the form. I soon discovered that I still could not edit the form anymore.
- Dave G.
Thank you for your reply. No, I only have the free Adobe Reader, but whatever the case, it both opened and allowed editing until several days ago, this past week. I cannot think of any changes I have made to the PC that could possibly change anything, regarding this specific problem. The free Reader allowed editing before, and again, I cannot think of why it suddenly no longer allowed it.
No change in your OS? No Reader update? By the way, could you provide the versions of both?
Hi, Claudio -
No changes in the OS, and the last time I updated the Reader was quite awhile before this happened.
- My OS is MS Windows 7 Professional, v. 6.01.7600, 64-bit, which I have been running for almost a year.
- My version of Reader is 10.1.0
- Dave G.
I seem to remember briefly having a similar problem back in my XP days and it seemed to come and go without me ever really being able to figure out the cause or why it stopped when it stopped being an issue.
I just had to fix this for a client, here's what I sent him...
Go to the top menu and click Edit, then Preferences.
On the left hand side of the Preferences window, select Documents (should be the top option).
Once you select Documents, on the bottom of the right panel, you'll see an option for "PDF/A View Mode"
Change that drop down box to "Never", and Click OK.
You may have to select the typewriter, but you should be able to edit your fie now.
Hope that helps,