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Work with forms

Acrobat Reader's PDF form features include:

Fill & Sign support

  1. Open a PDF.
  2. Go to the Tool Switcher and choose Fill & Sign.
  3. Choose the sign or share tool.

Tapping Fill & Sign when no form is open invokes the full Fill & Sign application or opens a link to the download page if it is not installed.

Tabbing through fields

To navigate through fields:

  1. Select Previous or Next.
  2. Enter data in a field, and tap outside the field to save the field data.
Forms buttons

Resetting form fields

To reset a field:

  1. Select any field.
  2. Tap Reset.
  3. When asked to confirm the reset, tap Cancel or Reset.

Bluetooth keyboard navigation

To help you use all your devices and peripherals and speed up your use of forms, Acrobat Reader supports Bluetooth keyboard navigation in forms.

LiveCycle Server support

Acrobat Reader supports files secured by password security via Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management Server as well as document revocation. For details, see the Mobile Enterprise Guide at

JavaScript API support

Acrobat Reader supports the use of JavaScript for form field calculation and validation as well as formatting. For details, see the Mobile API Reference at

Forms FAQs

Does Acrobat Reader support XFA forms?

No. Acrobat Reader supports Acroforms (forms created by Acrobat's form tools) but not the dynamic or static XFA forms created with LiveCycle Designer.

Why does the form I completed on my device appear blank elsewhere?

There are several possible reasons: