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By john.cb1 ·
I have downloaded some genealogy pdf forms but when I open the Adobe reader I can not type anything onto them

Do I need another software, if so what is it.

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by BlitzSonik In reply to Type in PDF documents

The Acobrat Reader cannot edit PDF documents. You could purchase the full Adobe Acrobat program but even then, depending on how the PDF was made, you still may not be able to edit the document. That is the premis of a PDF.

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I agree with you

by Vigorkkk In reply to

Editing or filling in a pdf file depends on much how the pdf file was created. But pdf form is usually located in two kinds.
One is interactive pdf forms, another is plain ones.

You can easily <a href="http://www.convertpdf.org/type-on-pdf-file.html">type on pdf file</a> which belongs to former kind and email it to sender with the existing option. But you can't save it as filled pdf file for your own. And the latter kind needs totally a <a href="http://www.pdfeditor.org/">pdf editor</a> to help you finish filling out it like Adobe Acrobat.

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by ctrservices In reply to Type in PDF documents

Yes. Adobe Reader will only "read" not "write". Navigate to http://pdf995.com/ and download all three programs.

If these programs do not have all the functionality you desire, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro will work fine but is pricey.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Type in PDF documents

some pdf's can be filled in, some can't. what version of reader are you using?
here is a snippet from Adobe about troubleshooting form fill in pdfs:
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/328647.html
To check the security settings of a PDF form:

1. Open the form in an Acrobat product.

2. Choose File > Document Properties, and then select Security.

3. If Not Allowed appears next to Changing the Document, Filling of Form Fields, or Signing in the Document Security dialog box, you must change these security settings to Allowed before you can fill the PDF form on-screen. To change the security settings, do the following (If you use Adobe Reader, you cannot change the security settings):

a. In the Security panel of the Document Properties dialog box, choose Password Security from the Security Method drop-down menu.

b. Click Change Settings, type the Permissions password, and then click OK.


Note: If you don't know the password, contact the document's creator.


c. Choose a compatibility option.

d. If desired, check Require a Password to Open the Document, and then type a Document Open password.

e. Check Use a password to restrict printing and editing of the document and its security settings.

f. Choose a printing option from the Printing Allowed drop-down menu.

g. Under Changes Allowed, choose either Filling in Form Fields and Signing or Commenting, Filling in Form Fields, and Signing.

h. Click OK through all of the dialog boxes that appear.

i. Save, close, and reopen the document to access the form fields.

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by dmiles In reply to Type in PDF documents

ACROBAT READER FILL-IN FORM INSTRUCTIONS
Overview
Fill-in forms use the features provided with
Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher software. (signatures must be handwritten on the form).

Software Requirements
To view, complete, and print fill-in forms you'll need the freely available Adobe Acrobat
Reader software installed on your computer.
Completing the Form
Fill-in forms allow you to enter information while the form is displayed by Adobe
Acrobat Reader 4.0 (or later version) and then print the completed form. Fill-in forms
give you a cleaner, crisper printout for your records and for submission to the Idaho
Housing and Finance Association.
1. Download the form by clicking on the form you would like to fill in. Your Web
browser may be configured with an Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in to
automatically open the file within your browser window upon download. To
download the file directly to disk, click on the "Save" icon ( ) and choose the
folder you would like to save to when the menu window opens, then click "Save."
2. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 to open the file if necessary.
3. Position the hand tool ( ) inside a form field and click. The I-beam pointer
allows you to type text. The hand tool will change to a hand pointer ( ) when
you are allowed to select a field, a check box, a radio button, or an item from a
list.
4. Press Tab to accept the field change and go to the next field.
5. Press Shift + Tab to accept the field change and go back to the previous field.
6. Use your mouse to select an area of the form that is not inside a form field before
printing your form. If a form field is active (contains the blinking bar) the
contents will not print.
7. If the fill-in form is displayed within your Web browser's window, be sure to use
the printer button on the Adobe Acrobat Reader toolbar menu to print the
form instead of your Web browser's print function.

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