How to Make a PDF Fill-in Form Saveable

These notes apply to Acrobat X Pro. I don’t know about other versions or how to do this with free software. Adobe software is out of my price range too. I used my employer’s copy.

Good instructions for creating the fill-in are here.

Adobe provides instructions for making the fill-in saveable here, but it’s not clear the in their step 3 you want to pick File->Save As->Reader Extended PDF->Enable Additional Features…, not Enable Adding Text In Documents. That’s all it takes.

Sample saveable fill-in form.

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