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.
I'm interested in this issue as well. It sounds like the IRS is still using "outdated" Adobe technology, hence why the W9 form won't allow you to add your signature image, or even "Fill & Sign", which seems like a totally natural thing we would need to do on a form that requires a signature.
Test Screen Name try67 Your concerns are valid regarding the way the "Print PDF" function erases the underlying interactive components of the document. However, for must practical purposes, this creates a signed form that we can actually submit and move on.
My workaround, as others have mentioned: 1) I filled out as much as I could on the fillable version of the pdf. 2) I used PRINT, which created a static document that I was able to edit. 3) EDIT- Add Image, and uploaded the digital image file of my signature.
I now have a filled and signed W9 that I can submit to my clients.