when i am done filling out a form how do I permanently save it
Sign the form.
I need the form to be unmodifiable before it is signed, because I need to prevent the signer from modifying it. This is a pretty standard expectation, is that possible to accomplish?
I would print to PDF, but apparently you can't do that from the native PDF editing program?
You can flatten the form fields.
Please ignore my previous answer as the questioner refine the question to a different question so my answer is now irrelevant.
Tools > Print Production > Preflight (make sure Acrobat Pro DC 2015 Profiles is selected at the top of the Preflight dialogue) > Select Profiles (the toolbox icon) > Under PDF Fixups, select Flatten annotations and form fields (just be aware this will flatten links as well as form fields).
Thank you very much!
Thanks to others as well for assistance.
Ok, perhaps it is because I am using the Crapintosh version, but the dialogs and options for doing this are very different, and after appearing to perform this operation, the resulting file is still an editable, fillable PDF form.
I am going to have to send this anyway but for future reference I would love to be able to know how to do that
Most people's instructions for "flattening" a PDF involve printing it to PDF which is apparently not possible within acrobat
Also FWIW, according to the Help query, "flatten" yields no results
I just printed the thing on paper and scanned the resulting piece of paper but I feel like in 2020 this ought to be achieveable in software
I was thinking more along the lines of an existing feature already implemented in a software product, preferably this one! 🙂
You can use the PDF Optimizer too:
What/where is this? The only Optimize feature I'm familiar with does not have these options, and again, according to Help, this topic just doesn't exist.