For instance, you may want to hide your personal phone number from a PDF file before uploading it online or may want to annotate a page with notes and freehand drawings.
You can perform such edits in a PDF easily with PDFEscape.com, an online PDF editor that is free and also lets you edit password-protected PDF documents in the browser.
The option «Update PDF» will be useful then, as it updates your publication without changing the URL. Your publication stays available online with the same URL during the whole process.
Choose the updated version of PDF file, then click on the 'Open' button. Your publication will start updating and will be ready soon.
Form fields and buttons are a special layer as well.
The page content layer is down below these special layers.
But then do you have to re-create all the form fields? You don’t even have to copy the interactive elements over to the new file. Now, go to Acrobat Pro and open your old PDF containing the interactive elements that needs to be updated with this new content.
The best way to do this is to import the new PDF pages into your existing PDF form using the Replace Pages option. Feel free to open up your source document in MS Word, In Design, or whatever application you’re using, edit it, and export your new PDF (but don’t overwrite your form! Open the pages panel (usually on the left side of the screen), right-click on the page(s) you want to replace, and choose “Replace Pages.” Select the appropriate page range from the dialog and choose OK.
Since Acrobat’s interface has changed radically over the last couple versions I’ll refrain from writing instructions here; it’s not difficult, and usually involves using the form editing tools to realign your form fields and other items.
If you are using CS6 or newer, consider building your form in In Design so that when you export the PDF all fields are included, and you don’t have to edit them in Acrobat at all.
To get started making forms in In Design, go to Window: Interactive: Buttons & Forms. ) Many people use Acrobat Professional to create fillable forms and other interactive documents for online use.
Very convenient, as your clients will have access to your publication without interruption.
You will receive an email notification when the update is finished.
In recent years Acrobats form creation features have improved and become more automated and easy to use.