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Does anyone here know how to make a fillable form for Mac?


I made a beautiful form with Word 2013 for Windows, but when it was used on a Mac, the drop-down box wouldn't work.

And when I made a new form with Word 2011 for Mac, not only wouldn't the drop-down box work, but now it wouldn't tab correctly between fields anymore.


Does anyone have any suggestions?


Melinda Schmidt

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Hopefully someone knows. I've had issues just creating regular PDFs with my Mac, such as links not working. I haven't tried to create a fillable form though. I tried doing some google searches and seems like you aren't the only one with issues.

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Update on my findings:


Well, I can claim partial success with Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.

I made the form and it worked on a Mac using Acrobat Reader but with the following exception: The tab movement through fields wouldn't work on the radio buttons or the drop down boxes. It would only tab through the text boxes. For the drop down and radio buttons, I needed to access them with the mouse.


Otherwise, you could edit the form, save it, then open it up and edit it again, all using the Acrobat Reader.

It worked pretty well.


So there you go.

@#$% Mac... grrr..



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