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Panic! Preview help [Mar. 30th, 2009|12:59 pm]
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I have a deadline for a proposal tomorrow and the form I have to use is opening in Preview as a JPEG which won't allow me to edit it. I saved it as a PDF and am finding that despite the text tool being selected, I can't click anywhere and add text. When I try opening it in Text Edit, all I get is jibberish and when I copy from the PDF to Text Edit, the form appears but as one complete picture that I cannot edit. Preview Help has been useless and Mac Help have been useless and I'm starting to panic. Thanks in advance.

I'm using OS X, v. 10.3.9.

[User Picture]From: wibbble
2009-03-30 12:46 pm (UTC)
You can't fill in PDF forms in Preview, and saving a JPG as a PDF won't make pictures of forms turn into editable text.

Find the original PDF form you need to fill in and open it with Acrobat Reader. This will let you type in the boxes and print it, but not save the PDF with the text. For that you need full-blown Acrobat.
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[User Picture]From: lostinarden
2009-03-30 01:33 pm (UTC)
Ok, cheers.
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