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What Adobe package do I need in order to create forms?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

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I am needing to create a number of editable forms for a project.  Which Adobe version do I need to purchase.  I have Adobe DC now.

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Community Expert , Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

You need Adobe Acrobat ​DC (either Standard or Pro).

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Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

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You need Adobe Acrobat ​DC (either Standard or Pro).

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

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I have DC Standard, but I'm not able to figure out how to create a form from an existing PDF file? 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

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Use Tools > Prepare Form

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Jun 09, 2018 Jun 09, 2018

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That's an interesting reply because when I try to edit a form in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, I receive a message saying that I need to have something called Live Cycle Designer.  Enlightenment?

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Community Expert ,
Jun 09, 2018 Jun 09, 2018

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That's because that file was originally created using that application, so you must have it to be able to edit it now, unless you convert it to a static PDF file and create the form fields in Acrobat, from scratch.

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Jun 09, 2018 Jun 09, 2018

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How do I "convert" it to a "static" pdf?


It was created in Acrobat Pro XI.

Do I need to save it in another format in Acrobat Pro XI or can I "save" it to a "static" format from within Acrobat Pro DC?

Thank you.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 09, 2018 Jun 09, 2018

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That's one option, yes. You can export the file to an image format (like TIFF or PNG) and then create a PDF from that image in Acrobat.

If you're on a Windows machine you can also use the virtual Adobe PDF printer to do it, by sending the file to it.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

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Hi.

There is no application called "Adobe DC". Adobe is a software company that makes a wide spectrum of different applications.

PDF forms creation requires Acrobat Pro (version DC or older): Adobe Document Cloud | Adobe Acrobat DC

For HTML/PHP forms I don't know…

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Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

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(either Standard or Pro).

There is no form editor in Standard version.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

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Thank you....looks like I need to upgrade to Pro.  I appreciate the feedback. 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 12, 2016 Jul 12, 2016

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Of course there is. The only thing missing is access to doc-level scripts.

And your link is broken, but this one shows it clearly (search for "fillable PDF forms"): Plans and pricing: Compare plans | Adobe Acrobat DC

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Jul 15, 2016 Jul 15, 2016

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Of course there is. The only thing missing is access to doc-level scripts.

OK. 😉

Thank you.

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Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2018

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Adobe LiveCycle Designer (and its various names over the years) is being replaced by Adobe Experience Manager Forms Portal. See:

Rather than traditional software that you purchase and install on your computer, this is a web service which for many can be more convenient and cost-effective.

You can also create new forms in Adobe InDesign (desktop publishing), add much of the form field processing there, export to PDF, and finalized the form in Acrobat Pro.

Bevi Chagnon | PubCom | Designer & Technologist for Accessible Documents
| Books & Classes | Accessible InDesign | Accessible PDFs | Accessible MS Office |

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