Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to Anniedan)
Really? No one?
Below is the screen capture of what it does. I was looking for this file and the first time I opened it I actually thought I had somehow erased everything, until I put my cursor in one of the box... how could someone work with that file?! I can only see what is selected!!! (but not if I select multiple boxes at once).
My Adobe Reader has just been reinstalled, so I really have no idea what's going on.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to Anniedan)
If you open the file in Preview, do you get the same results?
Also try opening in another user account to see if you get the same results?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to Anniedan)
After so many hours of searching, I finally found both culprits!!!
A) the blue: It was stupid of me, really... it was simply that the "highlight existing fields" was selected (right top corner, usually). Once I de-selected it, all the blue went away... but data continued to disappear except when a box was selected. See B...
B) Do NOT, Never ever, use Preview to make changes in a .pdf file and then save the file... That was the problem!
It must've happened a few times, for example it just did this morning, on my new laptop on which I hadn't set Adobe to be my default program for .pdf and the file opened in Preview... I didn't even notice...
And after searching some more I found a few threads and all had in common that people had used Preview to make changes and save the file... seems that Preview corrupts the files!
By the way, Eric, no, opening in Preview did NOT give the same results... but files I opened that had never been opened (or, at least, not tempered with) in Preview were all fine...
Thanks for your help though!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to Anniedan)
Glad you got it sorted out and thank you for the advice (item B).