Adobe Fill And Sign Not Working? Here Is Why And How To Make It Work

Bella Blackwell | November 20th, 2018 | Adobe PDF

Today, Portable Document Files have become the de facto file standard on the Internet. PDF files are best to store/ save crucial data. Sometimes users save their sensitive data in PDF format so that they can send these files as an attachment to some interested users/ groups. However, in between hacking can harm the PDF information by extracting, editing, printing, copying, and modifying.

Hence, restricting PDF rights i.e., copy, modify, extract, edit, and print saves and shelters the PDF files. Applying restrictions on PDF is one of the most reliable ways to secure PDFs from being copied, edited, modified, and printed by unauthorized users and to remove restrictions from PDF files can become a nightmare for you.

Main Issue: Adobe Fill And Sign Not Working

Adobe Reader DC or Acrobat Pro DC provides Fill and Sign option via which users can fill the information and add a digital signature to PDF file. In many scenarios, when users try to fill or sign a PDF file/ form they encounter an issue that Adobe Fill and Sign feature is not working. It is so because not all PDF forms are fillable as the creators do not convert their PDF files into interactive fillable forms. In other words, they intentionally design a PDF that cannot be filled or signed by any other users. These types of forms are known are flat forms. Due to several business requirements, users may want to make these forms interactive form in which they can sign or fill the information. Hence, in this article, we are going to introduce users with a one-stop solution that can resolve “Adobe Sign is Greyed Out” issue in a few simple clicks.

Unlock PDF File To Remove Fill and Sign Restrictions

Filling and signing PDF files is always a pain, especially if you need to email it back in a timely manner. But, from now, it will be no more a critical task as we have come up with PDF Unlocker Tool. This is an eminent way to remove Fill, Sign, and all other restrictions from PDF files.

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Some other facilities provided by this software are:

  • It can remove PDF file restrictions like Printing, Copying, Editing, Extracting text
  • It can unlock PDF files in bulk mode with its Business or Enterprise License
  • It provides an option to remove the Comment Protection from PDF document
  • It supports to remove the document assembly restrictions from the PDF Files
  • It can delete signature restrictions and allow Form Filling in PDF data files
  • Installation of Adobe Acrobat is not needed to remove the security from PDF

Also, using this software you can save your precious time and money to solve the issue “Adobe Sign is Greyed out”. Users can purchase this software just via spending $29, which is a very less amount as compared to Adobe Acrobat DC software.

Steps To Remove PDF Fill and Sign Restrictions

First of all, save the Restricted PDF file in an appropriate location and check its restrictions

Now, Download and Run PDF Unlocker tool. Click Unlock to begin the PDF unlocking procedure

From Select a PDF section, hit the Browse button

Choose the restricted PDF from saved location and click Open

The software will display all the Permissions applied on the PDF

From Select Destination section click Browse and provide a location to save output file and click OK

Hit the Unlock PDF button

After this, the software prompt PDF file has been unlocked successfully wizard. Click OK

The software will display a screen that compares Permission Before and Permission After. Check it and hit the Exit button

Eventually, navigate to the Destination location and access the unlocked PDF without any restrictions

Now, you can Fill and Sign PDF file without any hassle

Concluding Lines

With Adobe Acrobat users can fill and sign PDF file/ forms. However, often users receive PDF files restricted for filling and signing. Thus, when individuals open the restricted PDF from Adobe Acrobat DC/ Pro they found that Adobe Fill and Sign option is not working. In such case, if users need to fill or sign that file then, removing PDF restrictions is the most crucial step as only after that any fill or sign operation can be performed on PDF. In this write up we have described a smart way via which this issue can be resolved simply without any technical assistance. Also, the solution discussed here can be implemented by both technical and non-technical users.