1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 16, 2011 1:26 AM by George_Johnson

    How do I create a PDF that will allow me to edit text fields?

    superman1127

      Title says it all. I've seen those PDF documents where you can edit text fields and print them out filled in. How does one create the PDF file so it can do that? I can create text fields in Word 2003/2007 but when I save them as PDFs, the text fields can't be edited when I open up the PDF.

       

      Please any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to purchase any software to do this.

        • 1. Re: How do I create a PDF that will allow me to edit text fields?
          George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Normally this would be done in Acrobat using the various form tools, or LiveCycle Designer which comes with Acrobat Pro. But there are some open source programs that will let you create interactive form fields, such as Scribus or Open Office (Writer). Note that you will not be able to save the resulting filled-in form with Adobe Reader since it won't be Reader-enabled, which is normally done with Acrobat. Some non-Adobe PDF viewers are able to save filled-in forms.