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Edit button not showing up on a certain pdf document

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Nov 22, 2018

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The edit button (blue pencil mark) shows up on certain documents At the right bottom corder as shown in the photo below.

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However, on this pdf document, the edit button does not appear, thus I cannot add free hand writing.

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Any idea why?

Hi mikamico​,

Acrobat Reader does not show the edit button (the blue round button with a pencil icon), if the opened PDF document is not editable.

It means that it is not possible to add comments/annotations (including Freehand Drawing) or use the Fill & Sign tool to modify the particular PDF document.

Your PDF document is not editable because it is encrypted for one or more reasons.

  • The author of the PDF document set its document properties to disallow some operations (e.g. "Commenting", "Filling of form fields", "Changing the Document", etc.)
  • The document is password-protected.

In the desktop version of Acrobat Reader, please open the same PDF document and bring up the Document Properties dialog by pressing Command-D for Mac or Control-D for Windows.

DoucmentProperties.png

The mobile Acrobat Reader apps for iOS and Android have the limitation where they cannot save changes to encrypted PDF documents.  Therefore, Acrobat Reader disables/hides the tools that can modify PDF documents.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Edit button not showing up on a certain pdf document

New Here ,
Nov 22, 2018

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The edit button (blue pencil mark) shows up on certain documents At the right bottom corder as shown in the photo below.

D074F3F4-F815-47B8-8F28-00ABA90EB64F.png

However, on this pdf document, the edit button does not appear, thus I cannot add free hand writing.

6EE919F4-41BD-4603-BCC8-E7F0AC6F93E8.png

Any idea why?

Hi mikamico​,

Acrobat Reader does not show the edit button (the blue round button with a pencil icon), if the opened PDF document is not editable.

It means that it is not possible to add comments/annotations (including Freehand Drawing) or use the Fill & Sign tool to modify the particular PDF document.

Your PDF document is not editable because it is encrypted for one or more reasons.

  • The author of the PDF document set its document properties to disallow some operations (e.g. "Commenting", "Filling of form fields", "Changing the Document", etc.)
  • The document is password-protected.

In the desktop version of Acrobat Reader, please open the same PDF document and bring up the Document Properties dialog by pressing Command-D for Mac or Control-D for Windows.

DoucmentProperties.png

The mobile Acrobat Reader apps for iOS and Android have the limitation where they cannot save changes to encrypted PDF documents.  Therefore, Acrobat Reader disables/hides the tools that can modify PDF documents.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Hi mikamico​,

Acrobat Reader does not show the edit button (the blue round button with a pencil icon), if the opened PDF document is not editable.

It means that it is not possible to add comments/annotations (including Freehand Drawing) or use the Fill & Sign tool to modify the particular PDF document.

Your PDF document is not editable because it is encrypted for one or more reasons.

  • The author of the PDF document set its document properties to disallow some operations (e.g. "Commenting", "Filling of form fields", "Changing the Document", etc.)
  • The document is password-protected.

In the desktop version of Acrobat Reader, please open the same PDF document and bring up the Document Properties dialog by pressing Command-D for Mac or Control-D for Windows.

DoucmentProperties.png

The mobile Acrobat Reader apps for iOS and Android have the limitation where they cannot save changes to encrypted PDF documents.  Therefore, Acrobat Reader disables/hides the tools that can modify PDF documents.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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