When I prepare a PDF as a form, only a few of the fields that need to be created as fillable get created. I then have to do them by hand, which defeats the purpose of using the Prepare Form function. Please help!
There's no easy solution to this issue. The form fields wizard does a decent job (usually), but never perfect. You will always have to manually add missing fields, remove fields that shouldn't be there, and adjust others. It can be a lot of work.
The only other way of creating fields consistently is to use a script, but that has to have something to base the detection of the fields on, such as special characters. I've developed a couple of (paid-for) tools that will convert such characters to fields with 100% accuracy. One script will convert certain Wingdings characters to check-boxes or radio-buttons, and another will convert sequences of underscores to text fields. You can find them here: