Although some Windows users have worked with the Live Cycle Designer application (included with Acrobat on Windows), the most common workflow is to use some other application, such as MS Word or In Design to design the actual document, then converted it to PDF, open it in Acrobat Pro, and add form fields and other interactivity.
However, form designers using this method are faced with a common dilemma: What if changes must be made to the original document? True, it has the Touchup Text and Touchup Object Tools, but these are good for only minor of edits, and only if you have all fonts used in the PDF installed on your system.
Some of the options below will do just that, maintaining the the original file and content layout with relative ease, while others require a bit more effort on your part.
Regardless, users can edit text, add images, make annotations, and export files with the proper PDF utility, pushing the boundaries of what can be done with file format when in the right hands.
However, they can also be a pain to work with, because like that guy you’ve been seeing, they’re hard to change.
Have no fear though, there are a few ways to get into the meat of a file to add or subtract content while keeping the original format intact.
Though security levels fluctuate — some files are entirely password protected while others simply restrict reading and editing capabilities — most sport some level of limitation.
Thankfully, nothing is set in stone when it comes to the Adobe’s flagship format.