Lagos, Nigeria

Fill and sign PDF not working [Complete Fix]

In some cases, it might be useful to use form filler software to help you complete repetitive tasks, and save you time in the process.

We will explore in this article a few simple steps that you need to take in order to solve the issue, so make sure to keep on reading.

How can I fix the fill and sign options in PDF?

1. Download the latest Adobe Acrobat software version

Adobe Acrobat is one of the most used tools for opening and reading PDF files and we would also recommend you using it.

It is constantly improved and it also comes with plenty useful features and is less often to have issues while using it, as compared with other programs.

Always make sure though, that you are using the latest version available by downloading it from the manufacturer website.

With Adobe Acrobat you can edit, sign and create comments on the file easily and also perform other useful actions.

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat

Manage all your documents like a pro using Adobe Acrobat, a complete PDF solution.

2. Run the program in compatibility mode

reinstall soundset try refreshing the soundsource browser
  1. Go to the following file path:
    C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAcrobat Reader DCReader
  2. Locate AcroRd32.exe and right-click it to go to Properties.
  3. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  4. Right under Compatibility mode, check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode.
  5. Select Windows.
  6. Try launching Adobe Acrobat Reader DC again.

3. Disable protected view

disable protected view
  1. Open Adobe Reader and go to Edit.
  2. Next, select Preferences and click on Security (Enhanced).
  3. Uncheck Enable protected mode at startup and press OK.
  4. Open the PDF file again and try to access the fill and sign options.

4. Run the program with admin rights

  1. Go to the following file path:
  2. C:/Program Files(x86)/Adobe/Acrobat Reader DC/Reader
  3. Locate and right-click on AcroRd32.exe.
  4. Next, go to Properties and click on the Compatibility tab.
  5. Check the box next to where it says Run this program as an administrator.
  6. Try launching Adobe Acrobat Reader DC again.

We hope that by following the above steps you have successfully managed to fix the fill and sign options in your pdf.

Let us know which of the presented solution worked best for you in the comments section below.

idee restoro
Still having issues?
Fix them with this tool:
  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated Great on (download starts on this page).
  2. Click Start Scan to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click Repair All to fix issues with Patented Technologies (Exclusive Discount for our readers).

Restoro has been downloaded by 0 readers this month.

This post was written by Vlad Turiceanu and was first posted to WindowsReport

Tags: , ,