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Creating a PDF that can be filled-in and saved

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I've created a PDF document and added text fields to it with Nuance PDF Converter Professional. However, when I open it in Adobe PDF Reader it allows me to fill-in and check off the fields as indicated but tells me "you will not be able to save this form, please print off a copy for your records". This is useless for me as I need to email these forms and save them for future reference. Any suggestions of how to create an editable and savable PDF form?
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Yes, but you need Acrobat pro for this...

In order to do this you have to first grant  permissions in Acrobat by bringing the PDF into Acrobat and select Advanced|Extend features in Adobe Reader.

From then on you can distribute the form and users can save these with data, otherwise they can only print them...

I don't know if Nuance offers this too, but will have a look...

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Looks like only Adobe Acrobat can do this;
http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/files/acrolaw/PDFConverterComparison.pdf

Sorry..
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I suspect the FREE Nuance reader will allow saving but this is hardly an option if all your users have Adobe Reader installed. However you can download a fully functional trial of Adobe X from the Adobe website:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows

hth
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Maybe a simpler way would to create a word document with updateable fields and then protect the document.
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