Every time one uses Adobe Acrobat Standard or Pro to make and hand out PDF forms to co-workers, consumers, or vendors, many of the receivers or recipients might start using the free Adobe Reader to act in response. Unfortunately, Adobe Reader is not much good at saving these fulfilled documents, forcing the people who responded to print their answers for keeping a copy of them. However, with a few other steps during the process of form-creation, you will be able to build the PDF forms that can even be saved by Reader users. Now, if you want to know about how you can enable the local save in Adobe, read the article ahead and kindly follow the guidelines given below:
- First of all, you need to complete the adding and customizing form fields’ process to any of your documents in Adobe Acrobat.
- Then in the Forms task pane, you have to choose the “Close Form Editing” option when you finish.
- Launch the “File” menu.
- Tap its “Save As” submenu.
- Then select the “Reader Extended PDF” option.
- And choose the “Enable Additional Features” option.
- Now you can save your form to apply these features to it.
- Here you may test your form in a copy of Adobe Reader.
- Then you should verify that you can move from field to field in the proper order. To do so, press the “Tab” key. And revise your form if it requires modifications.
Note: If Adobe Reader users go to your form and open it, they are likely to find a highlighted banner at the top of the file. And this is the file that tells them the document includes form fields. The Enable Additional Features grants document-specific privileges. You are highly recommended to add saving rights to each PDF form created by you. Remember that this feature is only available for Adobe Reader version 8 or later. Older versions of the Reader software may not be able to access these special privileges.
Thanks for reading my article; I hope that the information provided in it will be useful to you.
Robert Coleman is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.