How to 'Save as' on a fillable PDF form on iPad and email copy?

New Here ,
Feb 12, 2019

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Hello all,

Apologies if this has been answered previously but I did spend a lot of time searching and have found several people asking the same questions as me but not getting any answers [that I could find]. I have had a fillable PDF form which is a medical questionnaire for my customers to fill before treatments.

Firstly, I would like to fill the form in using the iPad and then 'save as' so that I can preserve the original blank form template to be used multiple times over for the following customer instead of saving the filled form overwriting my original blank form.

Secondly, when I go to send this form via the 'get link' or 'share a copy' to the customer who has just filled out the form, the form is still fillable and hence can be edited, I would like to send them their filled out form but in a normal uneditedable pdf form, how do i go about doing this?

Many thanks !

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Adobe Employee , Feb 20, 2019
MeenakshiNegi Adobe Employee , Feb 20, 2019
Hi Zsakisidhu, Sorry for the delay in response,There is no "Save as" option available in the Adobe Acrobat Reader for mobile.You can either duplicate the form every time you fill it or you can use the Adobe Fill & Sign application.When you open the PDF form in Adobe Fill & Sign, it does not make the changes to the original form.You can open the PDF form in Fill & Sign application to fill it and then can share the file directly from there using the share icon.Check if that works for you.Let us kn...

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New Here ,
Feb 13, 2019

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Just to update, I have managed to share the copy as a flattened pdf which no longer allows the form to be fillable, so thats 1 of my 2 questions solved, I still have not found a way to 'save as' on the original blank template form

the other way around it i have found is to duplicate the form every time i wish to fill a new one in, isn't there an easier way?

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 20, 2019

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Hi Zsakisidhu,

Sorry for the delay in response,

There is no "Save as" option available in the Adobe Acrobat Reader for mobile.

You can either duplicate the form every time you fill it or you can use the Adobe Fill & Sign application.

When you open the PDF form in Adobe Fill & Sign, it does not make the changes to the original form.

You can open the PDF form in Fill & Sign application to fill it and then can share the file directly from there using the share icon.

Check if that works for you.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2019

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Hello, 

I have just read your repsonse on fill and sign. Do by chance have the answer to my question. After our clients use fill & sign and share the document, the base file which should remain unchanged, still has all the filled out fields within it. We haven't had this issue until the most recent update. 

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New Here ,
Mar 16, 2020

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Hi Meenakshi, 

 

Greetings, 

I was looking for a solution for the above discussed issue. I have a similar situation where we need to use a custom created form multiple times everyday with customers signing is eventually before we share it. But the document when filled and signed gets stored on the original and thus makes it confusing later as we cannot remove the previously placed signatures. 

 

Could you help us out with a solution or guide us?

 

Thanks, 

Nikhil

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You can either duplicate the form every time you fill it or you can use the Adobe Fill & Sign application.

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Mar 16, 2020

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Hello, 

 

Thanks for the reply. 

 

I guess using the duplicate method is the only way out. I am already using the fill and sign application to fill out the form. 

 

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