MS Word 2007 form fields won't convert into Adobe acrobat 9

I created a MS Word 2007 form with text fields. Saved it as a .doc. When I open it in Acrobat 9 using the forms wizard, it does not recognized the Word form fields. If I go into Word and remove the fields and add a top and bottom border under a fields label, Acobat will recognize the borders as a form field. Very strange.
Is anyone familiar with this situation? What am I doing wrong?
cdyrekAsked:
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GlennHarrisCommented:
You are doing nothing wrong. The program is acting as it is expected. The form recognition wizard looks for borders, not form fields.
You can still add form fields in the PDF manually.
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cdyrekAuthor Commented:
This form is in a test mode and I will likely need to edit the content several times with my form owner. It seems inconvenient for me to have to do it in acrobat because there is not a way for me to create the content in there. I would have to recreate the forms fields everytime.
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GlennHarrisCommented:
have a look at livecycle form designer (on your start menu in windows)
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cdyrekAuthor Commented:
I don't have it. Using the Pro version. that is an add on to the pro version, isn't it?
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GlennHarrisCommented:
livecycle only appears on windows pc with acrobat 8 or 9 pro. it's a sophisticated form designer tool that connects to databases and provides tons more functionality than just acrobat form fields.
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cdyrekAuthor Commented:
I will contact Adobe support. my original installation was corrupt and Adobe support had to give me  new installation files. i should have it, but it's not in my programs.

thank you for all your advise....

Best,
Carol
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GlennHarrisCommented:
The original answer to your question stands, whether you get livecycle designer and learn it and like it or dislike it, it'll have no effect on the form wizard from word to pdf form. If nothing else, I should get some points just for getting you to fix your acrobat install.
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cdyrekAuthor Commented:
Glen pointed me into the right direction for a solution. He helped to unconfuse the situation.
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