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Hi, I'm a newbie to acrobat and I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong.

When I scroll my mouse over the areas that need to be filled out, it allows me to click as if I should begin typing - however, when I type, nothing happens. I attached the pdf for reference. If anyone has any tips on how I can get this to work, please let me know!

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Here's the link to the original PDF source file:

 

https://www.law.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/2020-04/early_decision_contract_2020.pdf

 

I don't know what you did or what program did  you use to view this file but you should use Adobe Reader DC (free desktop version PDF viewer). The file that you shared down't seem to be the original PDF because I was able to open both (yours and the one from the official link). I didn't have the same problem with the one PDF from their official download link. 

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Cannot type into adobe acrobat

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Hi, I'm a newbie to acrobat and I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong.

When I scroll my mouse over the areas that need to be filled out, it allows me to click as if I should begin typing - however, when I type, nothing happens. I attached the pdf for reference. If anyone has any tips on how I can get this to work, please let me know!

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Correct answer by ls_rbls | Adobe Community Professional

Here's the link to the original PDF source file:

 

https://www.law.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/2020-04/early_decision_contract_2020.pdf

 

I don't know what you did or what program did  you use to view this file but you should use Adobe Reader DC (free desktop version PDF viewer). The file that you shared down't seem to be the original PDF because I was able to open both (yours and the one from the official link). I didn't have the same problem with the one PDF from their official download link. 

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This PDF was produced by Adobe InDesign.

 

See slide below:

 

columbia.png

 

It doesn't seems like the producer created any fillable field objects to begin with.

 

However, what you have seems more to be like the result of a flattened ot refried PDF.  This could've happened if the original PDF was printed to a PDF. or export as an image file then exported back to a PDF.

 

You can still edit this form with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to recreate the fields from scratch yourself, but the correct approach should be to contact the producer of the source PDF so you can download the original. 

 

If the original source is what you have then this form is meant to be filled and sign using the Acrobat Fill & Sign tool, not the Prepare Form tool.

 

See slide:

 

EARLYDESICION.png

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Here's the link to the original PDF source file:

 

https://www.law.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/2020-04/early_decision_contract_2020.pdf

 

I don't know what you did or what program did  you use to view this file but you should use Adobe Reader DC (free desktop version PDF viewer). The file that you shared down't seem to be the original PDF because I was able to open both (yours and the one from the official link). I didn't have the same problem with the one PDF from their official download link. 

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I cannot thank you enough for replying so quickly and helping me! I can’t believe you took the time to find the original PDF, thank you! I was just able to submit my application!

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You're very welcome.

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