[Hidden-tech] Fill-in-the-blanks PDFs

Paul Stallman paul at alias-solutions.com
Mon Mar 24 12:11:45 EDT 2014

Marcia, as you guessed, it isn't that straight forward.  With the full
version of Adobe Acrobat, it's easy enough to add fields to take notes, but
then you have to set the size and space for the notes to occur in.  If
someone types more than that space then it starts to shrink the text to
smaller and smaller font size.  Unlike a word document, it won't start
moving things to the next page.

Someone mentioned the "post it" notes functionality, that might be a better
answer.  I think that anyone with Adobe Reader can markup a document with
the post it notes, the problem there is that those notes print as a
secondary add on, not inline with the document.

Still not sure if this solves your problem, but it can be done in either
way, but both come with a price.

Paul Stallman - Owner, Creative Director, Web Guru
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On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 7:26 PM, Marcia Yudkin <yudkinyudkin at yahoo.com>wrote:

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> Hi Listmates -
> Occasionally I have a customer for one of my home-study courses who is
> quite insistent that they need to be able to take notes right in the
> document they are reading.
> I understand that it's possible to create PDFs where the reader can fill
> out forms online. But I imagine that there are some limitations with those?
> Wouldn't you have to create fields with a specified size rather than one
> that expands indefinitely?
> Which version of Adobe do you need in order to create one of these things?
> And do they still have security? So the average person can't quickly
> convert the whole document into text? (I realize any PDF can be cracked by
> someone knowledgeable.)
> Thank you for any insights, links or tips!
> Marcia Yudkin
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