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I cannot edit the content in the PDF form i created before

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Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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I used to have a couple of files using PDF form to create cells so that I can edit the content easily. But I don't know why now I cannot edit them, I can place the cursor to the cell but it just cannot add or erase anything. no warning, no reminder,..... anyone can help please? 

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Jan 02, 2023 Jan 02, 2023

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Are you trying to edit form fields, or the static contents of the file? What tool are you using?

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Jan 02, 2023 Jan 02, 2023

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Can you post the form?

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Jan 02, 2023 Jan 02, 2023

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What operating system are you using? If you accidentally open a PDF form with Preview it will corrupt the document even if you do not conciously do anything, no warning given. I would suggest having a .zip of the PDF so that if you accidentally open the file you can restore it.
I also have experience where accessing on a server can change files, compying that file to a local drive has solved the issue. (Note that with newer operating systems Windows and Mac will default to synchronising the dexktop to OneDrive or iCloud,.. which also can also cause problems)
 

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