Q. The form won't let me save it filled in, it keeps erasing everything

When using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader and you close the form you're working with, the form goes back to its not-filled-in format, ready for the next time you need it. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader will NOT save your filled-in info when you close the form.

This is not a limitation that we have put in place, it is a limitation that the creators of the free Reader program have put in place.

NEW!! Now you CAN save filled-in copies of PDF forms!

If you have one of the following computer operating systems:

  • Windows NT SP6
  • Windows 2000 SP2, SP3, and SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Future versions of Windows
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 and later
  • Future versions of Mac OS

Then you can save filled-in copies of PDF forms! All you need is version 7.x or later of the free Reader, which can be downloaded here.

I'm still working on getting the saveable versions of these forms added so if your download doesn't include a version 7.x or later version of the form please email me and I'll email you right back with the form(s) attached. :)

Our experience has been that many of our customers aren't bothered about not saving the filled-in document. They print an extra copy of the filled-in document for their files and close the form until the next time they need it.

There are though many who do like to save the form(s) with the filled in info intact.

If you want to save filled-in copies but you don't have one of the operating systems listed above, many of our forms are available in Word format which does allow the ability to save filled-in copies. :)

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