Many times, I receive a form from a client that can be filled out with Adobe Acrobat. Sometimes there is no field for date or some particular field was forgotten. When I try and edit the form, or add text for a date - I get the following error window: "This form cannot be edited in Adobe Acrobat DC. Please use Adobe LiveCycle Designer to edit this form." I have the Creative Cloud style Adobe suite. There is no LiveCycle Designer in that suite. Info: Designer ES4 comprehensive design tool | Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 4
What exactly is going on? Am I really not able to add a string of text to a form with Acrobat Pro? - or has this document been built with a legacy product / and that is the real problem?
Any ideas or help to make Acrobat a useful tool would be wonderful, otherwise - I'll just go back to printing these forms and sending them in the mail. Thanks.
That's a great workaround, dwaflord. Thanks for the idea!
I'm not sure if this was added in a recent version of Acrobat Pro, but there is an "Add Initials" option in the "Sign" tool now, and I was able to type and place a date into that.
For all of you quibbling about metadata: Please understand that not every signed document's end-us is to be saved as a digital file. Often, even in 2018, we are submitting to companies that are printing and filing the paper version of a signed file, and in those cases, a visible, printable date is necessary and the metadata is a great "progressive enhancement" useless in a practical sense.