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Can Adobe SIgn be set to IGNORE existing fields in an Acrobat document?

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Sep 19, 2019

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I have a complex form that's been completed by multiple parties in a team and now needs to be sent for approval by others via an Adobe Sign workflow.  Trouble is, Adobe Sign re-examines all the fields and takes the Signer through every fillable field before they get to the Signature page. 

 

Adobe Sign is also flagging format issues with some fields - dates, for example, because it's expecting all dates in US format MMM dd, YY when our fields are set to the Australian standard of dd-MMM-yy.  There's also a mismatch between the way Acrobat formats for fields containing percentages works compared to Adobe Sign.  All of which could be overcome if I could find a way to get existing fields ignored.

 

Is there some way to tell Adobe Sign to ignore existing document fields?  That would save a whole lot of heartache.

It turns out there are two ways to achieve what I was trying to do, but neither of them are particularly elegant.
The first, and probably quickest, solution is to save the form with fillable fields using SAVE AS OTHER from the File Menu, then choosing OPTIMIZED, which flattens form fields.

The second way is to edit the form fields in PREPARE FORM mode, click Read Only and Click Locked.  But that would be terribly tedious in a multiple-page form with lots of fillable form fields.  That option would allow the document owner to unlock those fields, however, if the document subsequently required re-editing.

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Can Adobe SIgn be set to IGNORE existing fields in an Acrobat document?

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Sep 19, 2019

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I have a complex form that's been completed by multiple parties in a team and now needs to be sent for approval by others via an Adobe Sign workflow.  Trouble is, Adobe Sign re-examines all the fields and takes the Signer through every fillable field before they get to the Signature page. 

 

Adobe Sign is also flagging format issues with some fields - dates, for example, because it's expecting all dates in US format MMM dd, YY when our fields are set to the Australian standard of dd-MMM-yy.  There's also a mismatch between the way Acrobat formats for fields containing percentages works compared to Adobe Sign.  All of which could be overcome if I could find a way to get existing fields ignored.

 

Is there some way to tell Adobe Sign to ignore existing document fields?  That would save a whole lot of heartache.

It turns out there are two ways to achieve what I was trying to do, but neither of them are particularly elegant.
The first, and probably quickest, solution is to save the form with fillable fields using SAVE AS OTHER from the File Menu, then choosing OPTIMIZED, which flattens form fields.

The second way is to edit the form fields in PREPARE FORM mode, click Read Only and Click Locked.  But that would be terribly tedious in a multiple-page form with lots of fillable form fields.  That option would allow the document owner to unlock those fields, however, if the document subsequently required re-editing.

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Sep 22, 2019

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Just want to bump this to see if anyone has had any new ideas about this question?  Have spoken to a number of Adobe Support personnel via the phone and online support, they have had some connectivity issues leading to line drop and over several calls have been unable to resolve the matter.  Competing product HelloSign makes ignoring existing fields very easy.  I feel there must be a solution, but I'm struggling to find one.

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Sep 26, 2019

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It turns out there are two ways to achieve what I was trying to do, but neither of them are particularly elegant.
The first, and probably quickest, solution is to save the form with fillable fields using SAVE AS OTHER from the File Menu, then choosing OPTIMIZED, which flattens form fields.

The second way is to edit the form fields in PREPARE FORM mode, click Read Only and Click Locked.  But that would be terribly tedious in a multiple-page form with lots of fillable form fields.  That option would allow the document owner to unlock those fields, however, if the document subsequently required re-editing.

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