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Can't fill out a PDF file.....HELP!

By jshtcm213 ·
How do you fill out a PDF file electronically. I dont want to have to print it out and do it by hand. Adobe says to check the security settings in documents properties and make sure editing and fillin in fields is allowed. Once that is verified, all your "supposed" to do is pick the hand selector tool. It still doesnt work. Can someone please guide me on how to make this work. I need to be able to fill out PDF forms electronically. Keep in mind this is a Arobat 7 Professional, fully licensed. Thanks so much

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by master3bs In reply to Can't fill out a PDF file ...

The form fields on the document may need to be manipulated:

http://studio.adobe.com/us/tips/tip.jsp?p=1&id=101012&xml=acr7sdbuildform

Be sure acrobat is fully updated as well.

Hope that helps; I admit it is a long shot.

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Touchup text tool or text editing tool

by rogerrr88 In reply to

The Acorbat standard 8's Touchup text tool is most Acrobat users favourite tool to add text to pdf file. It's really helpful.

But I prefer to use a pdf editing tool to <a href="http://www.convertpdf.org/type-on-pdf-file.html">type on PDF file</a>, it's very smooth that you can repalce PDF text, add, delete and edit.
Actually it's also a feasible method to <a href="http://www.convertpdf.org/turn-pdf-into-word-document.html">turn pdf into word</a> document for filling out a pdf form. Many times I use a pdf to doc converter to do so.

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by popstac In reply to Can't fill out a PDF file ...

Try pdffiller.com. While there are standalone PDF fillers, I really liked the convenience of
PDF Filler. No fuss. No muss. No software to install.

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Not a fan of PDFfiller.com

by DoylePIrish In reply to

This site does not mention the fee up front. After you upload your document, after you edit your document, then after you select print, then after you create an account....... THEN they tell you there is a fee, and the fee is quite a bit too. That is deceptive in my book, and wasted my time, and damaged their reputation.

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Why not convert your PDF file to Word for easier edit?

by StephenMurphy18 In reply to Can't fill out a PDF file ...

There is some professional software like Adobe Acrobat to edit PDFs directly but their prices are extremely high and operating is so complicated.

Why not use a converter to convert PDF to word for easier editing? I always convert PDF files to editable word format with <strong><a href="http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-to-word.html#168">AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter</a></strong> and edit them if necessary. From my long time experience of searching and testing, this tool supports encrypted files, batch conversion and preserves text, layouts, images and hyperlinks well.

After you edit it, you can use some free <strong><a href="http://www.anypdftools.com/free-word-to-pdf-creator.html#168">PDF creator</a></strong> to save word as PDF format if necessary.

You all can have a free trial and sincerely hope they can do you some favor.

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A tutorial

by Morisne In reply to Why not convert your PDF ...

Thanks,Stephen. I have come across the problem before and this PDF to Word Converter helps me a lot. In order to use it well,I find a tutorial which shows me steps by steps to <a href="http://www.anypdftools.com/tutorials/how-to-edit-pdf-by-pdf-to-word-editor.html#201">convert PDF to Word</a>.

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edit it with tool

by Vigorkkk In reply to Can't fill out a PDF file ...

i think you can directly fill in the pdf form filed with <a href="http://www.convertpdf.org/add-text-to-pdf.html"> a smart PDF editor </a> which will detect the field and allows you to type text on it.
I have ever been stuck with this scenario, but now it can be easily not by hand to do so.
I also find a precise tutorial about <a href="http://www.convertpdf.org/fill-out-pdf-forms.html">how to fill out pdf forms</a> with it.

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convert pdf to word

by fiona8912 In reply to Can't fill out a PDF file ...

use a good pdf to word converter, then you will type on it easily and conviniently.

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pdf converter even for encrypted pdf files

by fiona8912 In reply to convert pdf to word

<a href="http://www.convertpdf.org/turn-pdf-into-word-document.html">Turn a pdf into a word doc</a> with a professional pdf to word converter which will even remove permission password while the processing if necessary. With well preserve all the tables, text, layout and so on.

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Try PDF Converter

by velveteen In reply to Can't fill out a PDF file ...

<b><a href="http://www.nemopdf.com/products/pdf_converter.html">Nemo PDF Converter</a></b> is good at converting encrypted PDF files.It also preserves text, layouts, images and hyperlinks accurately. After all, it is very simple to use.

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