Drop box and PDFs files

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  1. ripipemender

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    I use my iPad Pro as well as Windows computer to produce work documents. I save a copy to drop box so I can have access to it on the road. (Service tech). I created a form with Adobe, fill in on either iPad or computer, when I try to access form from drop box, I get the blank form with no problems, but to see information I need to open in Adobe reader. It does not auto open. But if I download a per document from other locations it opens right in Dropbox. Anyone have a shortcut


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    Dropbox uses the build in preview feature of iOS. This does not support forms data or other PDF annotation information. It won't hurt a form to be viewed this way, but it won't show that info either. You can use the Open In feature of DropBox to copy the form to Acrobat Reader and annotate it.

    It does not look like Acrobat Reader supports direct access to DropBox, but quite a few other PDF apps do. You can sign into DropBox in these apps to browse, edit, and save directly. My favorite is PDF Expert, which does a handy job of dealing with forms.
     
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    I agree with twerppoet. PDF Expert works great. Use it daily. And it has good pencil support as well.

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    Thanks to all for the help.


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    You're welcome.
     

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