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Edit/Enter Text in PDF Using Adobe Reader Version 8.0?

I have Adobe Reader 8.0 installed, the free version.  When online, there are pdfs that I can save to my computer and then enter text into.  However, when I have had someone send me a pdf I am unable to enter text onto the document.  I thought Adobe Reader free version was not able to enter text into pdfs, yet on some I can..but others I cannot?

I apologize for the poor description of my problem!  But is my problem because it is saved differently?  Just somewhat confused.  Thank you.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Adobe reader can enter text if the file is setup for it. But Adobe reader canot save the files once you edit them. You can only print them.

It depends on the actual PDF.

For example, if someone creates a PDF using the paid version of Adobe, then they can configure it to allow text input, this is usually done for job applications etc...

Now a normal PDF cannot be edited unless you have the paid version of Adobe. BUT there is a way around it...there is software that will actually convert the PDF to a DOC, and allow you to edit it in Microsoft Word. The only problem is you sometimes loose some formatting. It's definitely at least worth a shot instead of going out to buy the software. You can read about & download a free pdf to doc converter here: http://techytopics.com/index.php/20090120101/Tech_Software_PDF_to_DOC

So one of the files sent to me was done on Full Version or Std version of Acrobat.  On my end though with Reader, I can not edit.  

So you are saying that I need to get them to save it differently on their end, so when I receive and use Reader to view I WILL be able to enter text into to it?  Thanks again!
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

Yes...they will need create fields where text can be entered. Then when you get it, you would be able to enter text and print, but not save the file after you entered the text.

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