"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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NateJCNN

04-03-2019

Thanks @Test Screen Name. However, there is literally no other way to put a date next to your signature on the form except to either print it or circumvent their input fields. I asked my CPA if I could just leave the [Date] field blank next to my signature and just rely on the saved time stamp of the document (as try67​ suggested above), and he said ABSOLUTELY NOT. When I explained that the rest of the fields could be edited digitally except for that one date field, he suggested perhaps it was an oversight on their part. He said "it must be signed and dated within those fields."

So, Apple Preview to the rescue. I'm happy I found a solution that works. #AdobeFail