Here’s a simple tip for allowing people with Adobe Reader to be able to save form data in a PDF form or comment directly on a PDF.
- Open your PDF (e.g. file.pdf) in Acrobat Professional 8.
- Select “enable usage rights in Adobe Reader” from the “Advanced” menu.
- Save the Reader-enabled copy with a new file name or you will overwrite your original PDF. (e.g. file-re.pdf)
There you go, now you have a Reader-enabled PDF.
This works great for forms you want to be submitted via e-mail or proofs you want your clients to comment on directly. Suggest Reader-enabled forms to your clients who are environmentally conscious, as electronic forms save paper.
Alternatively, if you are a client working with a graphic designer and you’d like to be able to save and e-mail PDF forms or comment on PDFs, ask your graphic designer for a Reader enabled PDF.