1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 10, 2012 2:42 PM by sporobolus

    Editable PDF's

    GClare

      In the options dialogue for creating PDF's (FMPA 11) in the 'Security' tab one can specify that the document be editable upon entering a specified password. My expectation was that one would be able to enter text into the fields in the pdf as one does in pdf forms. However I am not able to enter those fields in the resulting pdf's I've created. This would be a cool feature allowing me to send a report to my supervisees to be completed by them. Any info on this capability would be greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Editable PDF's
          sporobolus

          on 2012-10-10 14:51 GClare wrote

          In the options dialogue for creating PDF's (FMPA 11) in the 'Security' tab one can specify that the document be editable upon entering a specified password. My expectation was that one would be able to enter text into the fields in the pdf as one does in pdf forms. However I am not able to enter those fields in the resulting pdf's I've created. This would be a cool feature allowing me to send a report to my supervisees to be completed by them. Any info on this capability would be greatly appreciated.

           

          FileMaker on its own cannot create fillable PDF forms; there may be plug-ins

          that can do it, but i'm not familiar with them; you can take FileMaker's PDF

          output and add fillable form fields with a tool like Acrobat Pro

           

          it is a little confusing that the Require password > Editing options include

          "Filling in form fields", but these options take their names from the different

          levels of permission provided in the PDF standard, not from capabilities

          FileMaker offers