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Can no longer fill out pdf form

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Aug 23, 2018

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I have Adobe PDF Pack. My package ends in March 2019. Yesterday (Aug 22) I downloaded a pdf and began to fill out the form. I saved it so I could continue today. When I opened it today, I am no longer able to fill out the form. What happened? Worked fine yesterday. Today, I'm locked out.

Hi Michaelc,

Sorry to hear about the trouble.

There are couple of possibilities that after saving the form it isn't editable-

1- If you have added signature to the form and then saved it, then you can't edit it again. As adding the signature to the form is last step which makes it secure so that it would not be edited by anyone.

2- The person who created the form or own this form has to save this form as "Reader Extended PDF" so that the form can be re-edited after saving. This can only be done by the owner of the form.

Or as a work around you need to re-download the form and start all over again.

For detailed description please read this- How to edit fields in PDF form after saving

Hope this helps!

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Akanchha

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Can no longer fill out pdf form

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Aug 23, 2018

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I have Adobe PDF Pack. My package ends in March 2019. Yesterday (Aug 22) I downloaded a pdf and began to fill out the form. I saved it so I could continue today. When I opened it today, I am no longer able to fill out the form. What happened? Worked fine yesterday. Today, I'm locked out.

Hi Michaelc,

Sorry to hear about the trouble.

There are couple of possibilities that after saving the form it isn't editable-

1- If you have added signature to the form and then saved it, then you can't edit it again. As adding the signature to the form is last step which makes it secure so that it would not be edited by anyone.

2- The person who created the form or own this form has to save this form as "Reader Extended PDF" so that the form can be re-edited after saving. This can only be done by the owner of the form.

Or as a work around you need to re-download the form and start all over again.

For detailed description please read this- How to edit fields in PDF form after saving

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Akanchha

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Hi Michaelc,

Sorry to hear about the trouble.

There are couple of possibilities that after saving the form it isn't editable-

1- If you have added signature to the form and then saved it, then you can't edit it again. As adding the signature to the form is last step which makes it secure so that it would not be edited by anyone.

2- The person who created the form or own this form has to save this form as "Reader Extended PDF" so that the form can be re-edited after saving. This can only be done by the owner of the form.

Or as a work around you need to re-download the form and start all over again.

For detailed description please read this- How to edit fields in PDF form after saving

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Akanchha

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Aug 19, 2019

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Hi,

I have the same issue - I mistakenly played with signing and locked my form that I have spent hours on.

I tried to create a new form and copy the form fields over but cannot do anything with them e.g. move or delete and the fields (clear form, Fax to NCR) do not work when I preview the form.

Is there any other way around this? Can I send my form to Adobe and get it fixed?

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RESOLVED:

I worked it out - the issue is all of the fields were locked and read only. Untick both of these and good to go.

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thanks, where do you go to have the option to untick read only?

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