Adobe Forms – Want People to Edit And Save Your PDF Forms?

Want people to be able to edit and save your Adobe PDF forms? Normally, Adobe Reader users can't save filled in copies of forms that they complete. However, you can extend rights to users of Reader 8 and later so they can do so.

In Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended, these rights also include an ability to add comments, use a Typewriter tool, and digitally sign that PDF. Open a single PDF, or preview a component PDF in a PDF Portfolio. If you are editing that form, click "Close Form Editing" in an upper right corner of that form.

Do one of a following. In Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended choose "Advanced" then "Extend Features" in Adobe Reader. In Standard only choose "Advanced" then "Extend Forms Fill In and Save In Adobe Reader".

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These extended privileges are limited to a current PDF. When you create a different PDF form, you must perform this task again to enable Reader users to save their own filled in copies of that particular PDF.

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