"This form cannot be edited in Adobe Acrobat DC. Please use Adobe LiveCycle Designer to edit this form."

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sheriff-derek

15-07-2016

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Actual Question:

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.

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gkaiseril

11-09-2018

LiveCycle has been replaced by Adobe Experience Manger which can convert both the PDF and XML (LiveCycle) forms into the newer format. One of the largest creators of LiveCycle forms, http://www.irs.gov, was still creating forms in March 2018. I expect that Experience Form Manager is using HTML5 and directed at enterprise users since it is sold on a contact basis only.