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'Fill and Sign' not editable?

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Apr 01, 2019

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So, I'm filling in mortgage application form for myself, obviously the company's pdf, not my design. Am using the 'Fill and Sign' option in Adobe Acrobat. I'm filling it in digitally so that if I need to make any changes, I can.

I save the form and come back to it later - I now can't edit the entries I was previously filling in? Surely there must be some way of doing this, otherwise I'd actually have been better using pen and paper, and the 'Fill and Sign' function actually isn't fit for purpose. If that's the case, I've just wasted approximately 4/5 hours of my life as several changes are required - I now need to start again.

If anyone has any solutions, I'd be most grateful.

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Ben

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'Fill and Sign' not editable?

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So, I'm filling in mortgage application form for myself, obviously the company's pdf, not my design. Am using the 'Fill and Sign' option in Adobe Acrobat. I'm filling it in digitally so that if I need to make any changes, I can.

I save the form and come back to it later - I now can't edit the entries I was previously filling in? Surely there must be some way of doing this, otherwise I'd actually have been better using pen and paper, and the 'Fill and Sign' function actually isn't fit for purpose. If that's the case, I've just wasted approximately 4/5 hours of my life as several changes are required - I now need to start again.

If anyone has any solutions, I'd be most grateful.

Thanks,

Ben

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After you sign a form, and save it, it flattens the form fields, and they are no longer editable.

The entire point of signing a form is to ensure no more changes can be made later (which would be open to fraud and protect you from other illegal practices related to after-the-signing form edits).

Before signing, save a copy with the filled out form that is not signed, in case you need to edit later for a second version.

Will not help you in this case, though. You should be able to copy and paste text, though, into your new form.

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Replied - but for some reason not in the reply box...

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I do understand that, and that there are security implications, but it's mainly the form fields that are the issue in my case - not the signing. Figures filled in need to be updated.

Surely as a signed in Adobe user, there must be a way of leaving the form fields open, even if it's only open to you as that user - or making the form editable but unable to be shared until the pdf is flattened. Sure there must be a way around it.

After a quick look, there seem to be lots of people affected by this, but no commitment to actually do anything about it. Just Adobe saying what happens... We know what happens, we'd like Adobe to do something.

What I will be doing is only re-doing the affected pages, deleting those with corrections and dragging them and dropping new pages from a blank form - so it's not quite starting again, but it's not easy.

Software functions really should be useful, and in this case, unfortunately it isn't.

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I have the same problem and I HATE IT! Adobe is getting me really pissed off! Please fix this problem! I need Adobe Acrobat for school and with this problem frequently happening, it denies me to keep myself productive and it wastes some much useful time of me!

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