Editing and Viewing between Preview and Acrobat

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bchan24, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. bchan24 macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2013
    Hey all,

    So I am having a client edit a PDF. He has a mac, and I use a windows at work. He edited the PDF using Preview, and then dropboxed it to me (not that I think dropbox would make a different), and then I opened it up on my Acrobat (windows).

    When I opened it up, no text was there, but when you click in the field (using Acrobat), it shows the data the client entered only within that field, but when you click in a different field, it disappears.

    So eventually, the client, went onto Acrobat and edited it again, and dropboxed it back and then I was able to open it.

    Any idea as to why when it is edited on Preview, it won't work on Acrobat? Or is there any options in Acrobat to get around it? There are plenty of clients out there who will be editing on Preview, and I prefer them to not have to go out of their way to download Acrobat and make as default.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mrcodewizard macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2010
    Without seeing the PDFs, no.

    Having said that Preview is not meant to do what you are doing. Anything beyond marking up a PDF, reading a PDF, or entering data into fields (which doesn’t always work), is as far as Preview is meant to go.
  3. Jedi Master macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2013
    ar the moment on the Death Star


    Preview kind of clear!


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