Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?

Subject: Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?
From: ryan -dot- minaker -at- ca -dot- pwc -dot- com
To: mike -at- writestarr -dot- com
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 16:17:25 -0500

Thanks for the replies so far -- I appreciate it.

It seems like there's no easy solution to this... I did some hunting
around and found this document from Adobe:

http://blogs.adobe.com/loridefurio/files/loridefurio/DesigningForms-UE.pdf


They're saying that Word documents need to be as plain as possible. So I
re-formatted some text boxes to have a black borders as opposed to orange
and now suddenly they're recognized! Unreal that it can be this sensitive.
*sigh*

I guess my next step will be to try and strip off any formatting that's
remotely 'fancy' and see what happens. At the very least, I guess I might
be able to reduce the pain.


R.


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From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
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Date: 01/08/2015 02:26 PM
Subject: Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a
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One would think it would work that way but it doesn't... the results
when I tried that were worse than just stripping all the fields out of
the Word document and starting over on the PDF file.

Best Regards,

Mike
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On 1/8/2015 1:16 PM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
> What if you first create a protected Word form, and then convert that
document to PDF? Word forms use the same elements as PDF forms: text
boxes, check boxes, etc.
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Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?: From: ryan . minaker
RE: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?: From: Mike Starr

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