Users of Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 8 or higher may experience problems when attempting to save a completed form. This is attributed to security changes in the PDF system but you can now allow users who are completing your form using Acrobat Reader to save their completed form.
- In Acrobat 8 (not reader) or later, open the form
- From the Advanced menu, select Enable User Rights in Adobe Reader… (or Extend Features in Adobe Reader). The Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader dialog box appears.
This allows users viewing the document in Adobe Reader to be able to save the form data (fill-able PDF form only).
- Click SAVE NOW
The Save As dialog box appears.
- Using the Save in pull-down list, navigate to and select a save location
- In the File name text box, type a name for the form
- Click SAVE
Enabling this feature also allows access to commenting and drawing mark up tools. This setting must be made individually to each form.
This tip should help Adobe users and form creators save a lot of time and headache.