Filling out PDF forms!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dabisu, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Dabisu macrumors member

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    Ok, my Dad has to fill out some forms and they are available online in PDF format. He can edit them in Safari, but once we save the forms we are unable to edit them. The weird thing is when I first save it I could edit it, but once I saved it again it wouldn't let me change anything. This is very strange, I've tried Preview and Adobe Reader.

    Can anyone help me out?
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    I'm not sure I entirely understand your issue, but if he can fill in the PDF form in Safari, presumably he's viewing it with the Adobe Reader plugin. The trick with these forms, in my experience, is to save it out to your hard drive, and open it with Adobe Reader (make sure you have a current version). Then, print it as a PDF once you've got it filled in. A lot of these forms are set up to disallow saving changes anyway. If Adobe Reader reports that you can't save to a PDF, the workaround is to save it as PostScript file, which Preview can open.

    Does that help?
     
  3. Mary2day macrumors newbie

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    Use pdffiller.com to edit your pdf files. You don`t have to install any software. I love this site.
     
  4. yumbrad macrumors newbie

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    Aug 18, 2008
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    Better solution

    Local software. Beware: I used pdffiller.com, filled out my form, expected to download it.... Only THEN do they tell you it costs $13 for a day of access to your work.

    Here's the software - free, for mac, works great:
    http://code.google.com/p/formulatepro/
     

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