4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2011 12:37 AM by noznewman

    How to create a PDF that's editable in reader?

    noznewman

      Hi,

       

      I am creating a document/tool in Indesign that I am exporting as a PDF - basically it's a document with lots of hyperlinks in to ebale the user to navigate to health information and local contacts. The tool has the same information on it but I want to leave some pages blank so various other people can localise it and add their own local contacts.

       

      I want to make it as simple as possible for someone with Reader to be able to add data in a few fields and save. Can this be done in Reader or would you need Adobe Pro?

       

      I am aware you can use forms to create editable fields? Is that the only way to do it? My problem is that after the new data is added, I don't want the PDF to save as another form or in the style of a form.

       

      Also, this tool will be sent out to non-technical people so the easier they can add and save the data the better - am I being to amitious? I appreciate PDF is designed nto to be editable but I've read it can be done.

       

      On other forums the advice isn't that straightforward.

       

      Thanks in advance fr your help.

      Paul