• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
0

After filling and saving, the form fields are no longer editable.

New Here ,
Feb 02, 2018 Feb 02, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I'm filling in a massive document. After saving, the blue editable form fields turn white and are now locked. I need to make edits! Yikes! Perhaps I'm not phrasing the question properly, but I can't find an answer anywhere. How can I unlock them, finish the form and not have a serious breakdown? I have Acrobat DC. Thanks

TOPICS
PDF forms

Views

7.1K

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

Adobe Employee , Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

Hi AndyIsaac,

As you have mentioned above, after filling and saving the form fields locked.

Could you please confirm if you are adding the signature to the form when you fill it.

Just to inform, that once you add the signature to the PDF and save it, you cannot make any changes to file.

Check if this is the case.

If not, can you share the file with us?

Please refer the steps mentioned here How to share a file using Adobe Document Cloud to share the file.

Also, please confirm if you are using the Adobe

...

Votes

Translate

Translate
Adobe Employee ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi AndyIsaac,

As you have mentioned above, after filling and saving the form fields locked.

Could you please confirm if you are adding the signature to the form when you fill it.

Just to inform, that once you add the signature to the PDF and save it, you cannot make any changes to file.

Check if this is the case.

If not, can you share the file with us?

Please refer the steps mentioned here How to share a file using Adobe Document Cloud to share the file.

Also, please confirm if you are using the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and Adobe Acrobat DC.

Feel free to update the thread if you need any help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks for your reply Meenakshi. You are right, it was the signatures locking the file. I had added them and then spotted a mistake. Something to remember for next time!

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Sep 11, 2022 Sep 11, 2022

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I will say this is silly, though. It shoudl allow edits if the person has not signd the document yet and only lock once signed. This is the way a competitor of yours works as an FYI. It really hampers productivity esepcially with no "clone/copy" option to start over (like a competitior as well).

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Nov 14, 2023 Nov 14, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

If you go to edit PDF form (or prepare form) you can click on any of the boxes, double click/enter, then unselect lock, unselect read only, unselect required if it is selected. When you exit from prepare form the unlocked boxes will be editable again. 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Dec 14, 2023 Dec 14, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

There are some documents like my "Grad University Course - Plan of Study.pdf", where I need to take signatures from multiple professors, and some information is being filled by them. The solution is to come up with a feature to allow-edits after saving.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2023 Dec 14, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

A signature field can be set to not lock certain fields (and lock others) when signed.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Did you sign the file?

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines