PDF Document cannot be edited after saving

New Here ,
Feb 01, 2017 Feb 01, 2017

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I am able to download a PDF document, and fill in the form. However, when I save the document, close it, and open it again, I cannot edit anything anymore. I also cannot digitally sign any of the signature fields. When I open the document after saving and closing, I get a message that reads,

"This document enabled extended features in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The document has been changed since it was created and use of extended features is no longer available."

I have another fillable PDF document that works just fine after saving and closing and does not produce the error message, and can be edited after opening again.

Can anyone help me out?

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 01, 2017 Feb 01, 2017

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Hi Nicholasn52814609,

How did you edit the form at the very first place? is it was edited in the same application Adobe Reader?

Also, have you added any signature when you have save the document at first place?

because signing the document is the last steps, once you do that you can not edit it anymore.

Is it possible that you can send the document to us via private message? we would like to test the same at our end.

Regards,

Akanchha

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Feb 01, 2017 Feb 01, 2017

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I had downloaded the document from the first result in this Google search:

https://www.google.com/search?q=4651r&oq=4651r&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.2984j0j4&client=ms-android-goog...

I opened the document in Adobe and not in another tab in Google chrome. From there the lines were fillable and I could edit it. Even without a digital signature, the document cannot be edited once it has been saved, closed and opened again. how would I be able to send you the document via private message? Thanks!

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 01, 2017 Feb 01, 2017

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i have just shared an email address with you via private message.

please attach your file and send it to us, mentioning your forums thread in the subject line.

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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Hello

 

was this solved? This has been happening to me for months and I keeo

hsving to type up the WHOLE 200 PAGE pdf again every time 

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New Here ,
Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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I'm also having this issue.

 

When I open a new form to fill for the first time, I can edit away. The form has pre determined field/entry places and the cursor moves automatically to the correct place.

 

When I save and close, then re open, it no longer operates the same way. I select Edit PDF but it is not editable as it was originally. 

 

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New Here ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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I would love to know how to solve this problem, since i have it myself, and i dont find any solution to it on the internet. 

 

thanks in advance

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New Here ,
Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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REALLY NEED HELP PLEASE?

I have created a fillable PDF form in Acrobat Pro X. Once I email to someone and they fill it out and save it (no signature required) they nor we can edit any of the input areas. Can you HELP with HOW I can make the editable PDF form unlocked please? Thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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I also am having this issue!

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New Here ,
Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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Please will you let us know how this was solved - there are so many of us who have this issue. 

 

Thank you. 

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