Is it possible to create a PDF with lockable sections?

New Here ,
Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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Hey folks,

 

I'm new to Adobe Acrobat. Never used anything other than Adobe Reader. But now I find myself needing to create :

 

  • A PDF application/form where customers read & type in the various fields (Ex.: Name, Address, Phone Number, etc. etc. etc.)
  • A PDF application/form that has certain text/fields that are locked (they cannot be edited/modifed).

 

I'm not even sure if Adobe Acrobat is the right product for me. Can someone please give some product advice? Also.....because I'm new to all this, I would need some form of support (phone or online forums like this).

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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Sure, you can set some fields as read-only, and others as editable. Keep in mind, though, that the read-only fields can still be reset by the user, so set their default values to the ones you want them to have even when the form is cleared.

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May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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Do you know if Adobe offers technical (phone) support for their products, or would I be left to rely on community support like this forum?

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May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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They don't offer support for scripting issues.

If you find this project to be too complicated for you to implement you can hire a professional to do it for you.

I would be happy to do it, if you're interested, for a small fee. You can contact me privately via [try6767 at gmail.com] to discuss it further.

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May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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I will keep you in mind. For now, I will try this on my own. They say it's simple & easy to use, so....time will tell. I'm a little disappointed that they don't have any dedicated staff moderating/chiming in on subjects like this. One would think a company as big as Adobe, would have a team for online support. I'm assuming you're an end user, like myself.

 

I will give it a try in a week or two. Fingers crossed.

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May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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Correct, I'm not an Adobe employee.

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