I need some help; i have created editable PDF’s using Adobe X Pro, however when i email out the form (either through the distribute option. Hi I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC – how can I save a fillable form I have filled in as non-editable by the people I send it to? Thanks. The Portable Document File or PDF file type is a widely used format for its compatibility with most operating systems and email clients as well as its ability to save.

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Acrobat will attempt to recognize all the fillable fields in your form.

How to Make Fillable PDF Forms Savable

Even if I save the document with a different name and email it, the recipient can still edit the fields. The document has been created with Adobe Acrobat X Pro by our graphic designer.

That requires having Acrobat Pro or some other pdf printer on your system and is not available with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. I have done some research however still cant suss out what i need to unselect etc. Check out our new comprehensive guide to business card design in the designer resource centre.

After completing a screen fillable form, you must first print and later sign the form. You can come back to this PDF document any time and change the text.

Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Please, be lenient since english is not my native language After printing and signing the form, submit t form to the administering agency as you normally would – via regular mail or in person.


If you want to make additional changes, click “Edit” to return to the form editor. What about when I save the PDF? A pop-up window with different printing too will appear.

On a Mac, you may instead ot to click the “Where” box and then click a folder in the resulting menu. Then fill out the form in Acrobat Reader independently from your browser or your Internet connection. Some PDF text fields, such as checkboxes, only need to be clicked in order to input an answer. And will it still collate once returned, or does it have to be manually done? Please take the time to read and pay attention to these 5 important steps for successfully completing screen fillable forms on the Hw Department of Labor web site.

Doing so will save your filled-out PDF in your specified file location.

Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Select a save location. It’s at the bottom of the window. Signature blocks are not fillable via your keyboard.

How to make a PDF form non-editable | PDF Studio Knowledge Base

This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. Since form data cannot be saved when using Adobe Reader, we strongly recommend that you print two copies of the filled-out form: To edit the size and fonts in your text fields, double-click on each text field and edit the text accordingly in the resulting Text Field Properties window.

You’ll find this option near the top of the drop-down menu. If you have an Acrobat question, ask questions and get help from one of our experts. You’ll probably have to edit a few of the fields manually, since Acrobat usually sets decorative lines incorrectly as fillable fields.


A drop-down menu will appear. Thanks Aadesh, although this does not help my situation! This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Enter a name for your PDF.

Save the Form Without Viewing: The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article’s instructions and validated that they work. A PDF is not supposed to be edited.

Help answer questions Learn more. This is a nice thing to enable for people who only have the Free Reader. Merlin, Acrobat 9 was the version that allowed the creator of a PDF to enable the Save button for people who only have the Free Reader when filling out PDF forms, this is especially important.

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Most printers will accept a simple two page PDF file for the business card design. Google Chrome Print Edit Send fan mail to authors. Microsoft used to have a free PDF viewer that did a fine job of this, but they discontinued service for it and now you have to use Microsoft Edge.

Clicking it prompts a Save As window to open.

How to make a PDF form non-editable

Correct Answers – 10 points. On the first screen, make sure “Use an existing file” is selected, then click Next. To proceed, click the Tools button, then the Forms button, and then Create. Merlin, the Save Feature doesn’t work in Reader 8 or older. Thank you for testing and for the follow up.