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 spent an hour this morning trying to add a date to an IRS W9 form after I signed it in Acrobat. After reading this forum thread, I finally just double clicked the file and let it open in the native Apple Preview application. Within 2 minutes I was done with the form using the built-in "Markup" toolset.
I have spent so much money on Adobe software and so much time trying to figure this out within Acrobat, when I could have spent $0 and < 2 minutes to finish this using native software. Joke's on me I guess... #ThanksAdobe