I am having the same problem, but in Acrobat Pro Extended and in Adobe Reader. When I print and select "Document and Markups," it only prints the documents and the check boxes (which do show on my screen).
Can you post a sample? It may be that printing is not allowed. There was also a problem with viewing the fields in some versions of Acrobat. That was taken care of with updates I think.
I found a fix for printing the data in the fields. Using Acrobat 8 Professional I went to the field editing and selected all the fields and made them no fill. Some were white, some were none, but doing this made all of them visible and printable without losing the data.
thanks for the help chrispjd, solved my problem.
It is possible that this is related to an issue with Acrobat Forms that are filled out on Mac OSX. Apparently Mac OSX's Preview.app isn't writing any appearance into the form fields nor it is setting the "needs appearance" flag within the PDF. Here is a link to a fix for the issue from Joel Geraci's blog at Script to Fix Mac OSX Preview.app Form Fill and Save.
Thanks Lori. The link you posted doesn't work but I was able to Google for Joel's blog and download the script. For other it's at http://blogs.adobe.com/pdfdevjunkie/2009/11/script_to_fix_mac_osx_previewa.html
Yesterday I completed a forty eight page questionaire for a client, the task took me four hours to complete on a windows ten OS. As a precaution, because some of the fields were complicated, I used the 'save' facility. After a break, I went to complete the form. All the data had diasappeared. I tried the solutions suggested - clicking on the field etcetera to no avail. I had to redo the whole form, which took another four hours; but this time I did not touch the 'save' button, completed the form in one session and printed it off. I was relieved that this time I was successful but very angry at the complete uselessness of Adobe, particularly as the form was from a government department and essential for my client's welfare.
What did I do wrong?
It doesn't sound like you did anything wrong, but it's very hard to say for sure without knowing what exact application you used, what version number, what file you filled-in, how you did it, etc.
I am having the same problem. A form created in Acrobat 9 Pro and posted on our website for people to download, complete and email back. Sometimes they are fine. Others come back looking blank, with the boxes 'blued out'. If you click on a field, the data appears in that field only. When you click on another field, the data in the first diappears, and the clicked one appears.
Because this seems to work in some cases and not others, I wonder if it might have anything to do with the version of Acrobat the user has.
Having bought Acrobat 9 Pro just so that I could do this, I would love to find a solution.
The most likely cause was mentioned by Lori. For a recent topic with more information, see: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/750334?tstart=0